Jarrett R. Hoffman

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Jarrett R. Hoffman

Jarrett R. Hoffman

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

Jarrett R. Hoffman is a partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation Group. His practice focuses on the transactional aspects of executive compensation matters in the context of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings and restructurings.

EXPERIENCE

Jarrett counsels boards of directors, compensation committees, management teams and individual executives in all aspects of CEO and senior executive employment relationships and transitions from employment, including transaction-specific change in control, retention and severance arrangements. Jarrett regularly counsels companies, private equity funds, hedge funds and family offices with respect to executive compensation issues, obligations and strategies arising under tax, securities and employment laws. In addition, Jarrett advises clients on the design and implementation of equity, incentive and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, programs and agreements.

Jarrett has been recognized by Chambers USA as ”Up and Coming” for the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation category. He was also recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in the Benefits category.

Some of his noteworthy work includes:

* Qualcomm in connection with a $130 billion unsolicited offer from Broadcom and its acquisition of Atheros Communications for $3.2 billion
* CBS in its $40 billion merger with Viacom
* IBM in its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat and its acquisition of Instana, its spin-off of its managed infrastructure services business into a separate publicly traded company, its sale of the Sales Performance Management Solutions business and multiple outsourcing-related transactions
* Red Hat in its acquisition of StackRox
* Honeywell in the spin-off of its turbochargers business, Garrett Motion Inc.
* GE Capital in its sale of PK AirFinance
* Teladoc Health in its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health
* Bioverativ in its $11.6 billion sale to Sanofi
* Apollo in its proposed $11 billion merger with Athene, and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in the proposed $5 billion acquisition of Verizon Media and the acquisition of Phoenix Services LLC
* QTS Realty Trust in its proposed $10 billion sale to Blackstone funds
* CSRA in its $9.6 billion sale to General Dynamics
* MGM in its proposed $8.45 billion sale to Amazon
* Special committee of independent directors of Pattern Energy Group in its $6.1 billion acquisition by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
* ILG in its $4.7 billion sale to Marriott Vacations Worldwide
* The Kraft Heinz Company in its proposed $3.2 billion sale of its cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis
* Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
* Taylor Morrison in its $2.4 billion acquisition of William Lyon Homes
* Barnes & Noble in its $683 million acquisition by Elliott Advisors (UK)
* Special committee of independent directors of Perry Ellis International, in connection with its merger with a group led by its founder George Feldenkreis for approximately $430 million
* General Atlantic in its investments in ACES, Authentic Brands Group, Buff City Soap, Doctor on Demand, Equality Health, Invoice Cloud, Marathon Health, Morphe Holdings, OurHealth, Sonendo SPINS and Vegamour, and its sale of EN Engineering
* Benevity, Inc., a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in a strategic investment by Hg
* Viking Global Investors LP in its investment in Rockefeller Capital Management
* Funds managed by affiliates of Berkshire Partners in their acquisition of FoodChain ID
* Authentic Brands Group in its acquisition of Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corporation
* Pulte Group in its acquisition of the homebuilding assets of American West Homes
* Funds managed by Gamut Capital Management, L.P. in its investment in International Automotive Components Group S.A. and the acquisition of JPW Industries, Inc. and its global affiliates, and JPW’s follow-on acquisition of Baileigh Industrial, Inc.
* Boat Rocker Media in its acquisition of Matador Content and its investment in Untitled Entertainment

Other representative matters have included:

* IBM in various divestiture and acquisition transactions, including:
* its $2.3 billion divestiture of its x86 Server Business to Lenovo Group Ltd.
* its $850 million divestiture of Retail Store Solutions to Toshiba TEC
* its $505 million divestiture of Customer Care Business Process Outsourcing to SYNNEX Corporation
* its $480 million acquisition of Unica Corporation
* its $340 million acquisition of ILOG

* Pilgrim’s Pride in its $7.7 billion offer for Hillshire Brands and in a competing offer to acquire Hillshire made by Tyson Foods
* Martin Marietta Materials in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Texas Industries, Inc.
* Unilever PLC in the $700 million divestiture of its Global Skippy Business to Hormel Goods Corporation and Culver Specialty Brands to B&G Goods, Inc.
* Barnes & Noble on the spin-off of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
* On Location Experiences in its acquisitions of Anthony Travel, Kreate Events and Nomadic Entertainment
* Tudor Investment Corporation in establishing LaunchPad Trading LLC, a joint venture between Tudor and HC Technologies

Jarrett has also represented several leading companies in their employment, retention and separation arrangements with senior executives, including Bacardi Limited, Caithness Corporation, CoverMyMeds, First Solar, Javelin Global Commodities, LifeLock, On Location Experiences, Viking Cruises, Weatherford International and WhistlePig. He also represented dozens of Chief Executive Officers, founders and senior executives in connection with their employment and separation arrangements with various companies.

Jarrett is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
LLM in Taxation
Class of 2006

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD, cum laude
Class of 2005

The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public, and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law.

BSBA in Finance, summa cum laude with High Honor
Class of 2002

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

Career History
Senior Attorney
2008 - 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
2015 - Current

Boies, Schiller & Flexner L.L.P. is an American law firm founded by David Boies and Jonathan D. Schiller in 1997. In 1999, they were joined by Donald L. Flexner, former partner with Crowell & Moring. In 2002, a 27-lawyer firm, located in Miami, named Zack Kosnitzky, merged into the New York firm Boies Schiller & Flexner.

Partner
Current

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.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2011

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity purchases QTS Realty Trust, Inc.

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Amazon.com, Inc. purchases Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. from MGM Holdings, Inc.

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity purchases Verizon Media from Verizon Communications, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2013
Super Lawyer Magazine - New York Super Lawyer Rising Star
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