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Laura C. Turano

Ms. Turano is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department.  Her practice includes advising clients on U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions, including public and private company transactions, and on shareholder activism, defensive and corporate governance matters. She also provides general corporate and securities law advice.


Work Highlights

  • ABB on its proposed $2.6 billion acquisition of GE’s industrial solutions business

  • PharMerica Corporation on its proposed $1.4 billion acquisition by a newly created company controlled by KKR, with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. as a minority investor

  • Baker Hughes on its combination with GE Oil & Gas, joint venture of its pressure pumping business and proposed $38 billion sale to Halliburton
  • ExxonMobil on its $2.5 billion acquisition of InterOil
  • C1 Financial on its $402 million acquisition by Bank of the Ozarks
  • AstraZeneca on its $2.7 billion acquisition of ZS Pharma
  • SS&C on its $425 million acquisition of Citigroup’s alternative investor services business
  • Bio-Reference Laboratories on its $1.47 billion acquisition by OPKO Health
  • Mitsubishi Leasing on its acquisition of Jackson Square Aviation, Engine Lease Finance Corporation and Beacon Intermodal Leasing
  • CNOOC on its $17.9 billion acquisition of Nexen
  • Various matters for other clients including:  Ameren, AVIC Capital, Comcast, ConAgra, Crestview Partners, CSX Transportation, the Hispanic Society of America, Hyosung, Lincoln Center, Sterling Equities and Tailwind Capital

Of Note

  • Member, Young Lawyers Committee, Women in Law Empowerment Forum

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2012


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    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 4962
    F: +1 212 701 5962

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Political Science, Int'l Studies, Spanish, University of Miami, 2007
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2011
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award
    • Benjamin F. Butler Memorial Award
    • Managing Editor, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2012
    • Student Editor, New York University Tax Law Review


  • Spanish