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Jeannine McSweeney
 

Jeannine McSweeney

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

Jeannine McSweeney advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, cash-based incentives, deferred compensation, retirement plans and employment, retention and severance agreements, with particular emphasis on issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and joint ventures. Jeannine works closely with the Firm’s corporate clients on compensation and benefits matters related to mergers and acquisitions and a variety of capital markets and securities transactions. She has experience representing clients across a wide range of industries including financial services, real estate, energy, industrials and manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in its recapitalization of SERVPRO, its acquisition of Motel 6, its acquisition and sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in SnapAV’s merger with Control4 Corporation, its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA and Applied Systems, and its investments in PointClickCare Technologies and Sprinklr
  • EQT in its acquisitions and sales of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey
  • People’s United Financial in numerous transactions, including its announced $7.6 billion merger with M&T Bank Corporation, its acquisitions of United Financial Bancorp, Inc., LEAF Commercial Capital, Vend Lease Company and First Connecticut Bancorp, and its sale of eight of its branches to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • GardaWorld Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and GardaWorld management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld
  • A consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners, together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in its sale of Acelity, Inc. and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for approximately $6.725 billion
  • La Quinta Holdings in various transactions, including the spin-off of its real estate business into a new independent publicly traded company called CorePoint Lodging Inc. and the sale of La Quinta’s remaining hotel and franchise business, its IPO, various equity incentive arrangements, and spin-off of its real estate assets and subsequent sale to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2008 LL.M.
  • Syracuse University College of Law, 2006 J.D.
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Honor Society
  • Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, 2006 M.B.A
    magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • University of Rochester, 2003 B.A.
    magna cum laude, Bausch & Lomb Scholarship Recipient, Order of Omega Honor Society, Golden Key Honour Society
Associations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Admissions
  • New Jersey 2007
  • New York 2007

Jeannine McSweeney is a Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. Jeannine advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, cash-based incentives, deferred compensation, retirement plans and employment, retention and severance agreements, with particular emphasis on issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and joint ventures.

Jeannine works closely with the Firm’s corporate clients on compensation and benefits matters related to mergers and acquisitions and a variety of capital markets and securities transactions. She has experience representing clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, real estate, energy, industrials and manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

Jeannine’s recent transactions have included the representation of:

  • Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in their proposed majority investment in Medline Industries, Inc.
  • PPD, Inc. in its entry into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for $17.4 billion
  • Blackstone in its recapitalization of SERVPRO, its acquisition of Motel 6, its acquisition and sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in SnapAV’s merger with Control4 Corporation, its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA and Applied Systems, and its investments in PointClickCare Technologies and Sprinklr
  • EQT in its acquisitions and sales of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey
  • People’s United Financial in numerous transactions, including its announced $7.6 billion merger with M&T Bank Corporation, its acquisitions of United Financial Bancorp, Inc., LEAF Commercial Capital, Vend Lease Company and First Connecticut Bancorp, and its sale of eight of its branches to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • GardaWorld Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and GardaWorld management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld
  • Paysafe in its merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company
  • BorgWarner Inc. in its acquisition of Delphi Technologies
  • NN, Inc. in the sale of its Life Sciences business to affiliates of American Securities
  • BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Builders FirstSource, Inc.
  • IPOs (all as issuer’s counsel) of Apria, Gates Global, La Quinta, Medley Capital, Performance Food Group, PPD and TaskUs
  • American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company in its acquisition of Bold Penguin, Inc.
  • AEA Investors in its acquisition of Jack’s Family Restaurants
  • A consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners, together with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in its sale of Acelity, Inc. and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for approximately $6.725 billion
  • Big Heart Pet Brands in its sale to The J.M. Smucker Company
  • La Quinta Holdings in various transactions, including the spin-off of its real estate business into a new independent publicly traded company called CorePoint Lodging Inc. and the sale of La Quinta’s remaining hotel and franchise business, its IPO, various equity incentive arrangements, and spin-off of its real estate assets and subsequent sale to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
  • Dover Corporation in the spin-off of its upstream oil and gas business into a new independent publicly traded company called Apergy Corporation
  • Warburg Pincus in financings for Helix, Silk Road Medical and Outset Medical

Jeannine received her LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 2008, her M.B.A., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University Whitman School of Management and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, both in 2006, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Rochester in 2003. Jeannine is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

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