Julia L. Petty
The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Julia advises clients on executive compensation and benefits matters in connection with domestic and cross-border business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures, public offerings, and restructuring transactions. She routinely counsels clients on disclosure, governance, and shareholder outreach related to compensation and benefits programs, with a particular focus on periods of corporate change, including transaction preparation, senior leadership turnover, shifts in corporate strategy and direction, and shareholder activism.
Julia handles a wide range of other compensation and associated securities, tax, and corporate governance matters, including the design, disclosure, and implementation of equity and cash incentive programs, executive employment and severance arrangements, change in control protections, deferred compensation plans, and retention programs.
Prior to joining V&E, Julia was involved with the following matters:
Select Public Transactions
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its pending major investment in Allied Universal
Apax Funds in their agreement to acquire ThoughtWorks, Inc.
The Sun Products Corporation, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners, in its $3.6 billion sale to Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.
Blackstone in its acquisition of SESAC Holdings, a leading music rights organization, from Rizvi Traverse Management
Bain Capital in its acquisition of H.I.G. Capital’s stake in Surgery Partners, Inc.
Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Staples’ European business
A large private equity firm in its $3 billion acquisition of a real-time information services provider
Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of the North American operations of Avon Products, Inc. and investment in Avon’s remaining international business
Sycamore Partners, in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Belk, Inc.
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
- University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
- New York
- Deals & CasesJuly 20, 2020
- Press ReleaseJuly 14, 2020
Betting on the Upside, Why Affirming River Road Favors Distressed Debt Speculators over the Rehabilitation of Businesses, 107 Nw. U.L. Rev. 1881 (2013)