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Dean Sattler 2007

Nimble Corporate Lawyer

Prior to attending law school, Dean Sattler spent a year working with a team of lawyers and forensic accountants on a high-profile corporate investigation. “I was intrigued by the process of retrospectively piecing together complex transactions and key events, and using that data to make sense of what really happened,” said Sattler. “The long hours and intensity didn’t matter. It was exciting work.” It was that experience that led him to consider a career in law.

In 2007, he graduated with honorsfrom Pace Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Pace Law Review. Since graduation, Sattler has been as associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, where he is a member of the firm’s Global Corporate Group based in New York. He resides in New York City with his wife, Dana Chrisomalis ’07, and two-month-old son Louis.

For Sattler, the Pace experience was transformative. “Pace was an open and enriching environment. I consider myself lucky to have had professors who took an active interest in the quality of my legal education and my career goals.” As part of the judicial honors program, he interned with a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, an experience that enabled him to further hone the skills he acquired as a Pace Law student.

Sattler’s legal practice at Milbank includes representing public and private companies in a broad range of industries and transactions, focusing on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and investments, as well as capital markets and securities transactions. He also regularly advises clients on general corporate matters. Actively involved in Milbank’s Corporate Governance Group, Sattler also spends a significant amount of his time keeping up to speed with the latest corporate case law, securities regulations, and “best practice” governance trends, and has authored  a number of published words, with a particular focus on Delaware corporate law. He says that being at Milbank has allowed him to leverage his Pace education in many ways. “The Milbank experience – especially its formal and informal associate training program – is second to none. I continue to be amazed at how I constantly build upon the fundamentals that I developed during my time at Pace here at Milbank.”