Duffy Lorenz is the chair of the Chicago Transactional Practice Group. She advises clients on complex cross-border transactions and international business matters. Her clients include US multinationals and private equity funds across a range of industries.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Duffy worked in the Hong Kong office of a major international law firm.
Representative Legal Matters
Advised a US-listed global healthcare company on a post-acquisition integration in 30+ jurisdictions.
Advised Accel-KKR as international counsel on its investment in ToolsGroup B.V., and ToolsGroup’s add-on acquisition of Mi9 Retail’s Demand Management business.
Advised Accel-KKR as international counsel on the EUR 380 million Acquisition of Navis from Cargotec.
Advised Aucerna as international counsel on the EUR 155 million acquisition of the oil and gas software business from TietoEvry Oyj.
Advised a US-listed global medical device company on multiple post-acquisition integrations.
Advised Brunswick Corporation as international counsel on the sale of its Life Fitness business.
Advised Kofax as international counsel on the purchase of Nuance Communication's imaging business.
Advised Thoma Bravo as international counsel on the purchase of Veracode from Broadcom.
Advised Digicert as international counsel on the purchase of Symantec Corporation's website security and PKI business.
Advised Thoma Bravo as international counsel on the purchase of Lexmark's enterprise software business and subsequent sale of the Perceptive business.
Advised Baxter International Inc. on the international aspects of the spinoff of its bioscience business into a new NYSE-listed company, Baxalta Incorporated.
Advised Illinois Tool Works Inc. on the global separation of its industrial packaging business and the international aspects of its subsequent divestiture to The Carlyle Group.
Advised Kellogg Company as international counsel on its purchase of Pringles from The Procter & Gamble Company.
- Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions, Honorable Mention, 2023
- Crain's Notable Women in Law 2022
- Emerging Leaders Award, The M&A Advisor, 2016
- Illinois~United States (2012)
- Minnesota~United States (2006)
- University of California at Los Angeles (J.D.) (2006)
- University of Chicago (B.A., Honors) (2003)