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Carin C. Carithers

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Carin C. Carithers

A successful M&A transaction often hinges on retaining and motivating a target company's workforce. To help our clients achieve their goals, Carin Carithers works hand-in-hand with members of the firm's corporate teams and our clients' human resource professionals to ensure that issues related to employees and employee benefits are carefully considered and negotiated in the transaction.

Carin provides practical advice in an area that is complex and constantly evolving.

In addition to her work supporting the firm's M&A activities, Carin routinely advises clients on the implementation of tax-qualified, non-tax qualified, welfare benefit, and equity compensation plans. Additionally, she works with clients to negotiate employment and severance agreements and change-in-control bonus arrangements.

Representative experience

Audi, BMW, and Daimler in connection with their purchase, as a consortium, of the HERE mapping business from Nokia.

Advising Amplimmune on its sale to AstraZeneca and MedImmune.

Ford Motor Co. in its sale of Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, and in its sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors Limited.

Advising Laboratory Corporation of America on its acquisition of Covance.

Advising On2 Technologies on its acquisition by Google.

Advising The Advisory Board Company on its acquisition of Royall & Company.

Advising UnitedHealth Group on its acquisitions of MedExpress, MedSynergics, Surgical Care Affiliates, and other transactions.

Advising Cisco Systems, Inc. on its acquisition of ParStream GmbH and its separate acquisition of the Advanced Analytics business from Saggezza Inc.

Advising 21st Century Fox on its formation of National Geographic Partners with The National Geographic Society and that entity's acquisition of National Geographic's media-related businesses.

Advising One Rock Capital Partners on its acquisitions of Dixie Electric, Airxcel, Petroplex Acidizing, Kova, Compass Chemicals, Orion Food Systems, Summit Research Labs, and Monarch.

Lockheed Martin Corporation on the combination of its IT and Technical Services businesses with Leidos in a US$5.0bn Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

PPG Industries, Inc. on its US$1.05bn acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel, N.V.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Princeton University, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia (inactive)
  • New York

2015-2017

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Transactions

Legal 500 US

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