Darcy Down

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Darcy Down is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. Darcy advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, global corporate reorganizations, and general corporate and securities law matters. Darcy is a member of Baker McKenzie's North America Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Steering Committee

Practice Focus

Darcy focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and global corporate reorganizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised ICU Medical, Inc. as international counsel on the acquisition and integration of Hospira Inc.’s infusion systems business.
  • Advised Merck & Co. Inc. on the acquisition of cCAM Biotherapeutics (an Israel-based pharmaceutical company), and acted as international counsel on the acquisition of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a global biopharmaceutical company).
  • Advised Johnson Controls, Inc. on the global separation of its automotive experience business.
  • Advised Pace Development Corporation PLC, a Thai public limited company, on the acquisition of Dean & Deluca, Inc. (a gourmet food retail chain).
  • Advised The Priceline Group on the acquisition of buuteeq (a US-based hotel internet marketing company).
  • Advised Crane Co. on the acquisition of the MEI Group (a global manufacturer of electronic note acceptors and coin mechanisms).
  • Advised Monomoy Capital Partners on the acquisition and divestment of MPI, Inc. (US-based manufacturer of fineblanked transmission components).
  • Advised Baxter International Inc. on the global separation of its biopharmaceutical business.


  • Illinois~United States (2008)
  • California~United States (2006)


  • University of Michigan Law School (JD) (2006)
  • University of California at Irvine (BA) (2002)


  • English