Erin Murphy

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Erin Murphy advises public and private companies, compensation committees, and individual executives on a broad array of compensation and benefits issues in the context of corporate transactions and day-to-day business.

Ms. Murphy regularly advises a wide variety of clients on the design of compensation plans, including:

Stock option and other equity incentive plans
Non-qualified deferred compensation plans
Other incentive compensation plans

Ms. Murphy advises clients on executive compensation, employee benefits, and ERISA matters, with a particular focus in corporate transactions, including:

Strategic mergers and acquisitions
Private equity funds and public and private targets in takeovers
Sales and spin-offs
Initial public offerings
Formation of private investment funds
Bankruptcy and restructuring

She regularly works with employers and executives to negotiate, design, and document executive employment, change in control, and severance agreements.

Ms. Murphy’s representative transactions include:

KKR & Co. L.P. in a strategic transaction to create a new liquid alternatives investment firm by combining Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC and KKR Prisma
KSL Capital Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. in its initial public offering
Silver Lake Partners in its strategic investments in Cornerstone OnDemand and Oak View Group
Underwriters in Dropbox, Inc.’s initial public offering
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a KKR portfolio company, it its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey
The EQT VIII fund in its acquisition of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
BorgWarner Inc. in its agreement to acquire Delphi Technologies PLC in an all-stock transaction
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in connection with its sale of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. to Invesco Ltd.
New Mountain Capital in connection with its partnership with New ILC Dover, Inc.
Sedgwick, Inc., a KKR portfolio company, in connection with the sale of Sedgwick to funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital LLC, and other investors
Sedgwick, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of York Risk Services Group
Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of NRG Energy, Inc.’s integrated US renewable energy platform, including its interests in NRG Yield, Inc.
Hub International Limited and Hellman & Friedman in connection with a minority investment in Hub by Altas Partners
ABRA Auto Body & Glass in the combination of ABRA and Caliber Collision
Affiliates of Digital Colony Partners and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund in connection with the acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
Creditas Financial Solutions, Ltd. in its US$231 million Series D funding round, primarily led by the SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Group Corp.
Time Warner Cable in its

US$78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications Inc.

Terminated US$45.2 billion stock-for-stock merger with Comcast Corporation
Separation from Time Warner Inc.
Joint bid with Comcast Corporation to acquire the assets of Adelphia Communications Corporation

Ric Edelman in the sale of Edelman Financial Services, in two separate transactions, to Lee Equity and Hellman & Friedman LLC
Blackstone in its minority investments in a leading:

Multi-strat alternatives firm
Long-short hedge fund firm
Leading credit opportunities hedge fund firm

General Atlantic in its:

Acquisitions of leading global beauty brand Too Faced Cosmetics
Acquisitions and combination of two online brokerage firms, OptionsHouse, LLC and tradeMonster

MedExpress, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in its sale to Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group
TPG, Oaktree, and JH Investments in the US$1.2 billion acquisition of Taylor Wimpey’s North American real estate operations
Michael Kors Holdings in connection with its initial public offering
Caesars Entertainment Corporation in connection with its:

Chapter 11 cases of its subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (CEOC) and certain of CEOC’s wholly owned subsidiaries
Formation of a new growth-oriented entity, Caesars Growth Partners
Related US$1.1 billion rights offering

Representative investment fund representations include:

Clearlake Capital
Apollo
Blackstone/GSO
Harvest Partners
KKR
Oaktree
Oak Hill Advisors
Trilantic Capital Partners

Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 2000

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

AB, cum laude
Class of 1995

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Career History
Partner
2020 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Senior Counsel
Prior - 2020

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Counsel
Prior

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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JFrog Ltd. issued USD Ordinary Shares

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New Mountain Capital LLC, New Mountain Capital Group LP purchase ILC Dover LP from Behrman Brothers Management Corp.

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BorgWarner, Inc. purchases Delphi Technologies Plc

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Admitted to the New York Bar
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