Shahzad A. Malik, formerly a Shareholder & Chair of the Tax Practice at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth PC, is currently a Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP (Los Angeles). He was previously a partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and also practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. His tax practice focuses primarily on merger & acquisition transactions, particularly private equity and technology transactions. During the course of his career, Mr. Malik has worked on transactions with an aggregate enterprise value in excess of $30 billion. He is the primary author of the comprehensive treatise, “Taxation of Securities Transactions.” He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times on various occasions. Mr. Malik is a founding board member of Muslim Advocates.