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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States

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Jeannine McSweeney is a Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. Jeannine advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, cash-based incentives, deferred compensation, retirement plans and employment, retention and severance agreements, with particular emphasis on issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and joint ventures. Jeannine works closely with the Firm’s corporate clients on compensation and benefits matters related to mergers and acquisitions and a variety of capital markets and securities transactions. She has experience representing clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, real estate, energy, industrials and manufacturing, technology and healthcare.


Joined the Firm in 2012; Partner since 2019.


New York State Bar Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


University of Rochester (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003), Bausch & Lomb Scholarship Recipient, Order of Omega Honor Society, Golden Key Honour Society; Syracuse University Whitman School of Management (M.B.A., magna cum laude, 2006), Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society; Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006), Order of the Coif, Justinian Honor Society; New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2008).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

(Next Generation Partners)

Jeannine McSweeneySimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s expertise in the private equity space continues, with the team praised for its ‘excellent and pragmatic advice’ to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as some of the firm’s corporate clients, on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of high-end M&A and IPOs. Brian Robbins leads the practice and regularly handles ERISA Title 1 issues, while Laurence Moss focuses on leveraged buyout transactions. Gregory Grogan recently represented Microsoft in its pending $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications, and David Rubinsky advises private equity investors and the management teams of their portfolio companies on equity compensation arrangements. Jeannine McSweeney acts for clients across the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors on a range of executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, and Andrew Blau handles equity and deferred compensation plans, as well as tax and securities-related issues. Palo Alto-based Tristan Brown notably advises private equity funds, including Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in M&A deals. Named attorneys operate from the firm’s New York office unless otherwise stated.