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Roxanne L. Houtman

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Ms. Houtman is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group.  Her practice involves counseling Delaware corporations on corporate law and governance issues.  She also represents buyers and sellers in negotiated acquisitions and divestitures.

Representative Matters

  • VCA in connection with its pending acquisition by Mars
  • Dunn-Edwards Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Board of Directors of NRG Energy in connection with its cooperation agreement with an activist investor
  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment LLC in connection with its divestiture of CIE’s social and mobile game business
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its acquisition of Taxon Biosciences
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its divestiture of Sontara nonwovens business to Jacob Holm
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in connection with its acquisition of Pannar, a South Africa based seed company with operations throughout Africa and other parts of the world
  • Delaware counsel to the Special Committee of Rue 21 in connection with the acquisition of Rue 21 by APAX
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its divestiture of a professional products insecticide business to Syngenta AG
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its acquisition of Solae, LLC
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its divestiture of DuPont NanoMaterials LLC to Air Products
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its acquisition of Innovalight, Inc.
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of Doebler's PA Hybrids, Hoegemeyer Hybrids, Nu Tech Seed, Seed Consultants and Ag Venture, Inc.

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Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005; Order of the Coif; Syracuse Law Review, Editor, 2003-2004; Associate Notes Editor, 2004-2005

University of Delaware, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2005

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Society for Corporate Governance
  • Fellow, Legal Council on Legal Diversity