Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. De Rose served as Managing Director in the M&A Group of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. In that capacity, he advised clients in negotiated M&A, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, contested takeovers, and proxy fights—completing more than 200 M&A transactions. In addition, he was a Managing Director in Bear Stearns’ Financial Restructuring Group, advising debtors, senior lenders, bondholders, and prospective acquirers of Chapter 11 debtors and other financially distressed companies. He also served as a member of Bear Stearns’ Valuation Committee.
Mr. De Rose began his career as a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His responsibilities there included providing counsel to clients in M&A transactions and public and private securities offerings, as well as advising banks and institutional investors in connection with debt financings and troubled loan workouts.
Mr. De Rose earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He is currently a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. De Rose is a member of the Corporation Law Committee and a former member of the M&A Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also the past Chairman of the Corporation Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the NYSBA. Mr. De Rose has been qualified as an expert in valuation by the Delaware Chancery Court.