Top of page

Daniel P. Herrmann


Daniel P. Herrmann

Executive Compensation
New York

Advises public and private companies on compensation and benefits aspects of U.S. and cross-border M&A, divestitures, spinoffs, IPOs and other transactions.

Dan advises clients on executive compensation and benefits matters, including in connection with U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spinoffs, initial public offerings and other transactions. He has experience working with both private companies of all stages and public companies, in a wide range of industries. Dan also advises clients on the design, implementation and administration of equity and cash incentive arrangements and the negotiation of employment, severance and change-in-control agreements, and related disclosure matters.

Experience highlights

Recent representations:
  • Natura in its $2.525 billion sale of Aesop to L’Oréal
  • Shearman & Sterling in its merger with Allen & Overy
  • TPG acquisition of majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Elite business
  • SSW Partners in its $1.525 billion sale of Veoneer’s Active Safety business to Magna
  • Arcade Beauty out-of-court restructuring

Dan’s representations before joining Davis Polk include the following:

  • Disney in its:
    •  $85 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox
    •  $10.6 billion sale of the Fox Regional Sports Networks to Sinclair
    •  $3.47 billion sale of its interest in the YES Network to an investor group including the Yankees and Sinclair
  • IBM in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of WDG Automation and its acquisition of Merge Healthcare
  • Lindsay Goldberg and its portfolio companies in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of the specialty papers business unit of Glatfelter and its acquisition of Crown Paper Group
  • Unilever in its acquisition of OLLY Nutrition
  • H.J. Heinz and 3G Capital in Heinz’s $60 billion merger with Kraft Foods to form Kraft Heinz
  • Zoom Video Communications in its acquisition of Solvvy and its proposal to acquire Five9 for $14.7 billion
  • One Medical in its $3.9 billion sale to Amazon
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals in its $6.7 billion sale to Pfizer
  • GW Pharmaceuticals in its $7.2 billion acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Brookfield Renewable Partners in its acquisition of TerraForm Power
  • Precision Castparts in its $37 billion sale to Berkshire Hathaway
  • Alere in its $8 billion sale to Abbott Laboratories
  • Honeywell in its proposal to acquire United Technologies in a transaction valued at approximately $90 billion.
  • Rock Tenn in its $16 billion combination with MeadWestvaco
View more experience
J.D., Rutgers Law School
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, Rutgers University Law Review
B.A., Economics, University of Virginia
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2023-present
  • Davis Polk since 2022
  • Associate, Cooley, 2021-2022
  • Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, 2014-2021
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
Back to top