Chang-Do Gong

Partner, New York


Chang-Do Gong has been listed as a “Leading Individual” for M&A in the United States in Euromoney’s Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide.


Chang-Do is the head of White & Case's Americas Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Practice and a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, a global practice focusing on effective deal execution and optimized efficiency for clients across a variety of large and complex transactions.

Chang-Do represents national and international clients on public and private M&A transactions, helping them realize their strategic and investment-related goals. His experience extends across several industries, including the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), retail, energy and life sciences sectors.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Northwestern University School of Law
Political Science
Yonsei University

Graduate School of International Studies

Political Science
Yonsei University


Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Medlmmune, Inc. in its US$15.2 billion acquisition by AstraZeneca plc.

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. in its US$14 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc.; US$3.4 billion unsolicited acquisition of Centerpulse AG and InCentive Capital AG; and US$1.1 billion acquisition of LDR Holding Corporation

Omnicare, Inc. in its US$12.7 billion acquisition by CVS Health, as well as Omnicare’s prior US$1.8 billion unsolicited acquisition of NeighborCare Inc. and US$460 million unsolicited acquisition of NCS HealthCare, Inc.

IFM Investors in its US$10.3 billion acquisition of Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Sony Corporation of America in its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. with a consortium of acquirors; US$2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirors; acquisition of the 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC held by the Estate of Michael Jackson; and US$2.3 billion acquisition of the equity interests in DH Publishing, L.P. (the parent entity of EMI Music Publishing) held by a group of investors led by Mubadala Investment Company

The Walt Disney Company in its US$4.0 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company Arby's Restaurant Group, in Arby's US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

Inspire Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Sonic Corp.

CVC Capital Partners in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual for M&A in the United States, Euromoney's Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2018