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Jeannine McSweeney
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3349
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 and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in SnapAV’s merger with Control4 Corporation, in its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, and in its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA, and Applied Systems
  • EQT in its acquisitions of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey Holdings, and in its sale of Press Ganey Holdings
  • People’s United Financial in its announced acquisition of United Financial Bancorp, Inc., its acquisitions of LEAF Commercial Capital, Vend Lease Company and First Connecticut Bancorp, and in its sale of eight of its branches to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • Garda World Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and GardaWorld management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its announced sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld
  • The Special Committee of Speedway Motorsports in its announced agreement to be acquired by Sonic Financial Corporation
  • 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 announced 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 Whitman School of Management, 2006 M.B.A
    magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Syracuse University College of Law, 2006 J.D.
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian 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 York 2007
  • New Jersey 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 in its recapitalization of SERVPRO, its acquisition of Motel 6 and its C$3.8 billion acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Hellman & Friedman in SnapAV’s merger with Control4 Corporation, in its recapitalization of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, and in its acquisitions of MultiPlan, ABRA, and Applied Systems
  • EQT in its acquisitions of Clinical Innovations and Press Ganey Holdings, and in its sale of Press Ganey Holdings
  • People’s United Financial in its announced acquisition of United Financial Bancorp, Inc., its acquisitions of LEAF Commercial Capital, Vend Lease Company and First Connecticut Bancorp, and in its sale of eight of its branches to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • Garda World Security Corporation, Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephan Crétier, and GardaWorld management in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization through its announced sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld
  • The Special Committee of Speedway Motorsports in its announced agreement to be acquired by Sonic Financial Corporation
  • Warburg Pincus in financings for Helix, Silk Road Medical and Outset Medical
  • 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 announced sale of Acelity, Inc. and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for approximately $6.725 billion
  • KKR in its acquisition of Epicor Software Corp.
  • 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
  • Performance Food Group Company in its IPO and various equity incentive arrangements
  • Gates Industrial Corporation plc in its IPO
  • Dover Corporation in the spin-off of its upstream oil and gas business into a new independent publicly traded company called Apergy Corporation

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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