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Veronica M. Wissel

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Advises clients on a variety of compensated-related matters, with an emphasis on compensation and benefits issues relating to M&A transactions.

Veronica advises clients on compensation-related matters including the design and implementation of equity, retention and incentive plans, compensation, disclosure and regulatory compliance, and employment negotiations with senior executives. Her practice includes a particular emphasis on compensation and benefits issues relating to mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Additionally, she advises clients with respect to the ERISA aspects of the investment and management of pension plan assets in private funds and other products and arrangements, including hedge funds and private equity funds. She counsels asset managers and broker-dealers with respect to the financial products they offer to U.S. pension plans and compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary rules.

Veronica’s work has been recognized by publications including Chambers USA, Crain’s New York Business, Legal 500 U.S. and Law360. She is on the boards of Lawyers Alliance for New York and Advocates for Children of New York.

Languages
Spanish
Languages
Spanish

Experience highlights

M&A Advice – Private Equity
  • BDT Capital Partners on various transactions, including its recent agreement to buy Culligan International for $6 billion, and its investments in Casa Dragones tequila and WhistlePig whiskey
  • Tailwind Capital in various transactions, as well as ongoing compensation and employment advice relating to portfolio companies 
  • Cornell Capital in various transactions, as well as ongoing compensation and employment advice relating to portfolio companies, including its acquisition of HC Staffing Group and trustaff Management, Frederic Fekkai Brands, CitizensRX Holdings, Corelle Brands on its merger with Instant Brands, and other portfolio companies
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and co-investors in various portfolio company transactions, as well as ongoing compensation and employment advice relating to portfolio companies
  • Bridgepoint Capital in its acquisition of Sun World International and Safety Technology Holdings
  • Crestview Partners in its sale of a majority interest in Key Safety Systems and its sale of Symbion Holdings
M&A Advice – Public and Strategic
  • FirstGroup on its $4.6 billion sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure
  • MSG Entertainment on its acquisition of MSG Networks
  • The management team of Institutional Shareholder Services on Deutsche Borse AG's acquisition of the company at a $2.275 valuation and the creation of a management investment entity structure
  • Ocado Group on its acquisitions of Kindred Systems and Haddington Dynamics
  • CrowdStrike on its acquisitions of Humio and Preempt Security
  • MDLIVE on its acquisition by Evernorth
  • CenterState Bank on its $6 billion merger of equals with South State
  • Equinix on its $335 million acquisition of Packet Host
  • PwC on its $635 million sale of its government consulting practice to Veritas Capital
  • TIAA in its $2.5 billion acquisition of EverBank
IPO and Ongoing Advisory Matters
  • CrowdStrike on its $703.8 million IPO, and ongoing executive compensation and securities advice
  • AssetMark Financial Holdings on its $316 million IPO, and ongoing executive compensation and securities advice
  • StoneCo on its $1.4 billion IPO and ongoing compensation and securities advice
  • Centogene on its $56 million IPO
  • Ongoing advice on employment, compensation and benefits matters to various public companies, including CSX, Mastercard, McKesson, South State Bank, S&P Global and EPAM
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Credentials

Recognition
Chambers USA – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York, Up and Coming
Crain’s New York Business – "Notable Women in Law," 2021
Law360 – “Rising Star: Benefits,” 2020
Legal 500 U.S. – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional
Education
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University
  • magna cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2016-present
  • Counsel, 2015-2016
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2012-2015
  • Shearman & Sterling, 2008-2012
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