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Patricia K. Adams
 

Patricia K. Adams

Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Patricia is a member of the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. She advises clients on a wide range of compensation and employee benefits issues particularly with regard to issues arising in the context of a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and initial public offerings. She regularly advises public and private companies on a range of employment, compensatory and benefit matters, including the design and negotiation of employment and separation arrangements, cash-based and equity-based incentive plans, golden parachute excise tax issues and related employment matters.

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Work Highlights
  • Microsoft’s $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance, its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media and its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub
  • Blackstone in is acquisitions of Clarus, Harvest Funds, DCI, Tradesmen, and TaskUs
  • EQT Partners in its acquisitions of Aldevron, Certara, Clinical Innovations and Waystar
  • KKR in its acquisitions of PetVet Care Centers, Heartland Dental, PharMerica Corporation, Gardner Denver
  • Apax in its acquisitions of Cadence Education, Vyaire Medical, Candela Corporation and Tosca Services
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, 2011 J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame, 2006 M.S.
  • University of Notre Dame, 2005 B.B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2012

Patricia is a member of the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. She advises clients on a wide range of compensation and employee benefits arrangements, particularly with regard to issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and initial public offerings.

Select highlights of Patricia’s work includes advising:

  • Microsoft in its $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance, its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media and its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub
  • Blackstone in is acquisitions of Clarus, Harvest Funds, DCI, Tradesmen, and TaskUs
  • EQT Partners in its acquisitions of Aldevron, Certara, Clinical Innovations and Waystar
  • KKR in its acquisitions of PetVet Care Centers, Heartland Dental, PharMerica Corporation, Gardner Denver
  • Apax in its acquisitions of Cadence Education, Vyaire Medical, Candela Corporation and Tosca Services

Patricia received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, in 2011 and her M.S. and B.B.A from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and 2005, respectively. She is admitted to practice in New York.

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