Patrick Manchester

Patrick E. Manchester

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5570




  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2010
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Georgetown Law Journal, Notes Editor
  • Duquesne University, B.S., 2007
    • summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • French

Patrick Manchester represents a variety of clients in the purchase and sale of public and private companies and their assets. His experience includes helping clients navigate all aspects of asset and stock acquisitions and public and private merger transactions.

Mr. Manchester has represented a number of major life sciences companies on the buy-side and sell-side of both public and private acquisitions. He has also represented sponsors and target companies in private equity transactions covering a wide range of industries.

Mr. Manchester’s pro bono practice includes advising non-profit clients in connection with significant life cycle events, and providing governance and other advice to a non-profit board of directors.

Mr. Manchester is a member of the New York bar. He is currently not admitted in the District of Columbia but is supervised by principals of the firm.

Representative Matters

  • Allergan plc (formerly Forest Laboratories) in its acquisition of Oculeve, Inc., its $1.1 billion acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its $1.2 billion acquisition of Clinical Data, Inc.
  • ITOCHU Corporation and ITOCHU International Inc. in the sale of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. to an affiliate of Platinum Equity.
  • Ben Venue Laboratories (a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim Group) in the $300 million sale of its Bedford Laboratories business to Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc.
  • U.S.-based private equity funds in their leveraged buyout of a family of Canadian mortgage servicing and origination companies.
  • A major global healthcare company in the sale of its healthcare antisepsis solutions business in India, East Asia and Oceania.

Previous Experience

  • Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Research Associate (2007)

Honors and Rankings

  • New York Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions “Rising Star” (2014)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York City Bar, Member

Publications and Speeches

  • "Be Kind to Your Foreign Investor Friends," 98 Georgetown Law Journal 1823 (2010), Author
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