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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 energy, industrials and manufacturing, financial services, real estate, technology and healthcare. Jeannine is ranked as a leading lawyer for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New York) by Chambers USA, citing clients who say “she is an excellent negotiator, who is thoughtful and practical.” Sources also rave that “she can make highly complex concepts easily understandable for the lay person.” She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a “Next Generation Partner” for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. 

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Work Highlights
  • TD Bank Group in its proposed $13.4 billion acquisition of First Horizon Corporation and its proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Cowen Inc.
  • PPD in its $17.4 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Blackstone in its recapitalization of SERVPRO, its acquisitions of Motel 6, Spanx and Supergoop!, its acquisition and sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA, Applied Systems, The NPD Group and Information Resources, and its investments in PointClickCare Technologies and Sprinklr
  • EQT in its acquisitions and sales of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey and acquisition of First Student and First Transit
  • People’s United Financial in numerous transactions, including its $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
  • U.S. Bancorp in its proposed acquisition of MUFG Union Bank for $8 billion
  • Garda World Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and Garda World management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in Garda World and Garda World’s acquisitions of Tidel and Gunnebo and announced acquisition of ARCA
  • BorgWarner Inc. in its acquisition of Delphi Technologies
  • IPOs (all as issuer’s counsel) of Apria, Gates Global, La Quinta, Medley Capital, Performance Food Group, PPD and TaskUs
  • Dover Corporation in the spin-off of its upstream oil and gas business into a new independent publicly traded company called Apergy 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 advising on compensation and benefits matters during the representation of:

  • TD Bank Group in its proposed $13.4 billion acquisition of First Horizon Corporation and its proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Cowen Inc.
  • PPD in its $17.4 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Blackstone in its recapitalization of SERVPRO, its acquisitions of Motel 6, Spanx and Supergoop!, its acquisition and sale of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA, Applied Systems, The NPD Group and Information Resources, and its investments in PointClickCare Technologies and Sprinklr
  • EQT in its acquisitions and sales of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey and acquisition of First Student and First Transit
  • People’s United Financial in numerous transactions, including its $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
  • U.S. Bancorp in its proposed acquisition of MUFG Union Bank for $8 billion
  • Garda World Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and Garda World management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in Garda World and Garda World’s acquisitions of Tidel and Gunnebo and announced acquisition of ARCA
  • BorgWarner Inc. in its acquisition of Delphi Technologies
  • IPOs (all as issuer’s counsel) of Apria, Gates Global, La Quinta, Medley Capital, Performance Food Group, PPD and TaskUs
  • Dover Corporation in the spin-off of its upstream oil and gas business into a new independent publicly traded company called Apergy Corporation 

Jeannine is ranked as a leading lawyer for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (New York) by Chambers USA, citing clients who say “she is an excellent negotiator, who is thoughtful and practical.” Sources also rave that “she can make highly complex concepts easily understandable for the lay person.” She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a “Next Generation Partner” for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. 

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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