- Harvard Law School (J.D., 1984)
- University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Economics, 1981)
Ashok W. Mukhey is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where he is a member of both the corporate and intellectual property transactions practice groups. His practice focuses on securities regulation, corporate finance, public and private offerings, representation of public companies, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, proxy contests, restructurings, venture capital transactions, a wide variety of other corporate transactions, general corporate representation and intellectual property transactions including patent purchase and sales, intellectual property licensing and related intellectual property transactions. Mr. Mukhey has also represented issuers, underwriters, placement agents, and purchasers in numerous private and public offerings of debt and equity securities.
Mr. Mukhey was named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in 2007, 2008, 2009 and again in 2010 by Los Angeles Magazine. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2007-2013 in the specialty area of corporate law. Mr. Mukhey has been named one of Southern California's best lawyers for 2009 by the Los Angeles Times Magazine for his work in Corporate Law.
Mr. Mukhey joined Irell & Manella LLP in 1985 after graduation from Harvard Law School in 1984.
Mr. Mukhey's transactions include the following:
- Representation of Pinnacle Entertainment (formerly Hollywood Park, Inc.), an NYSE-listed gaming company, in various financing transactions, including numerous high-yield debt offerings totaling over $2 billion and several associated debt tender offers and follow-on equity public offerings totaling $740 million.
- Representation of Pinnacle Entertainment in a joint venture to develop a hotel and casino complex in southern Vietnam.
- Representation of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. in its $450 million initial public offering and its subsidiary's concurrent $370 million registered high-yield debt offering to finance construction of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel developed by Steve Wynn.
- Representation of Cygnus, Inc., a publicly-held developer and manufacturer of non-invasive glucose monitoring devices, in its asset sale to Animas Corporation and subsequent dissolution.
- Representation of Pinnacle Entertainment in various merger and acquisition transactions, including Pinnacle's acquisition of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City from entities affiliated with financier Carl Icahn, Pinnacle's $2.5 billion bid to acquire Aztar Corporation in which Pinnacle was ultimately outbid (co-counsel with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), cash merger acquisition of publicly-held Casino Magic Corp., its stock-for-stock merger with publicly-held Boomtown and various divestitures of certain of its casinos and race track facilities.
- Analysis of target intellectual property in connection with representation of an acquirer in its acquisition of a component manufacturer.
- Representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in sales of patent portfolios.
- Representation of clients in various cross-licensing and other intellectual property transactions.
- Representation of R.D. Hubbard in the proxy contest through which Mr. Hubbard assumed management control of Pinnacle Entertainment (then Hollywood Park).
- Representation of Covad Communications Group, Inc. in corporate matters in its bankruptcy reorganization in which it was able to extinguish approximately $1.4 billion in debt.
- Representation of Covad Communications Group, Inc. in its Rule 144A offering of $425 million of senior notes and subsequent registered exchange offer.
- Representation of Mirage Resorts in its cash merger acquisition of Boardwalk Casino, Inc., a public gaming company.
- Representation of BDK Holdings, Inc., a privately-held textile company, in its out-of-court restructuring in which new debt and equity securities were issued in exchange for the company's existing $33 million issue of debt securities.
- Representation of Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper, a major Asian industrial company, in its tender offer and consent solicitation for $300 million of its high-yield debt securities.
- Representation of Leonard Green & Partners and its newly-formed issuer, Communications & Power Industries, Inc., in its Rule 144A offering of $120 million of high-yield debt securities and exchangeable preferred stock, followed by a registered exchange offer of such securities, to help finance Leonard Green & Partners' acquisition of the electron devices division of Varian Associates.
- Representation of Ocal, Inc., a public company, in its $20 million acquisition by Thomas & Betts.
- Representation of a privately-held outdoor advertising company in its acquisition by Morris Communications.
- Representation of OMNIBANCORP, a privately-held Denver bank, in connection with its $100 million stock-for-stock acquisition by KeyCorp, a publicly-traded bank holding company.
- Representation of Apollo Advisors in the refinancing of approximately $45 million of high-yield debt securities issued by Continental Graphics Corporation, and representation of Apollo Advisors in an earlier restructuring of the entire capital structure of Continental Graphics Corporation, including approximately $100 million of debt securities, the issuer's bank credit facility, multiple series of preferred and common stock.
Bar & Court Admissions
- 1984, California