Shoshana E.Litt (Shana)

Counsel

New York + 1.212.326.3779

Shoshana Litt has extensive experience counseling both private and public companies on executive compensation and employee benefits issues. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to international equity compensation matters. As part of her practice, she has implemented numerous equity incentive plans and programs, including long-term incentive plans, stock option plans, and employee stock purchase plans, for U.S. and non-U.S. multinational corporations and has advised those companies regarding a variety of ongoing legal issues that affect such plans in their operation in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, Shoshana advises employers on employee benefits and compensation issues that arise in corporate acquisitions and dispositions and has significant experience drafting employment agreements, severance agreements, and equity incentive arrangements.

Shoshana also has experience analyzing potential prohibited transaction and plan asset issues in connection with investments by benefit plans in derivative securities and structured finance transactions as well as venture capital operating companies.

Shoshana is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and is an editor of its International Stock Plans treatise. An active violinist and avid supporter of classical music, she was a longtime member of the board of the Cleveland Chamber Music Society before moving to New York, and she performs regularly with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra.

Experience

  • Olympic Steel establishes $50 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Olympic Steel, Inc., a leading national metals service center, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $50 million in the aggregate of shares of Common Stock to KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as sales agent.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents establishes at-the-market equity program for sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.Jones Day represented a KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.-led group of sales agents in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to $150 million of Common Shares by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., a premier commercial real estate company located in Hawaii and owner of the largest grocery-anchored, neighborhood shopping center portfolio in the state.
  • Conagra Brands completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million 0.500% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Bally's acquires The Association of Volleyball ProfessionalsJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in the acquisition of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premier professional beach volleyball organization and host of the longest-running domestic beach volleyball tour in the United States.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $400 million Senior Notes offering by CTR Partnership, L.P. and CareTrust Capital Corp.Jones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as representative of the several initial purchasers, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by CTR Partnership, L.P. and CareTrust Capital Corp. of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Bally's Corporation acquires Tropicana Evansville casino in series of transactions valued at $624 million in the aggregateJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in the $624 million acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino operations from Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary completes $150 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Mid-Atlantic Interstate Transmission, LLC, an electric transmission subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.10% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Kaiser Aluminum completes $550 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum mill products, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of 4.50% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • The Toledo Edison Company issues $150 million Senior Secured Notes and First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented The Toledo Edison Company, an electric public utility subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 2.65% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 (the “Senior Secured Notes”) and concurrent issuance of an equal aggregate principal amount of its First Mortgage Bonds, 2.65% Series of 2021 due 2028, which were delivered to the trustee to be held as collateral security for the Senior Secured Notes.
  • TransDigm completes $750 million Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • Xact Data Discovery to sell company to Aquiline Capital PartnersJones Day is representing Xact Data Discovery, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management, and managed review services for major law firms and corporations and portfolio company of JLL Partners, in connection with its acquisition by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Bally's acquires Monkey Knife FightJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of Monkey Knife Fight, the award-winning, fastest-growing gaming platform and third-largest daily fantasy sports operator in North America, in an all-stock transaction.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $1 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes offering and redeems $531.4 million outstanding Senior NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2029 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2031, and the redemption of $531.4 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Senior Notes.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes public offering of Common SharesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and the largest supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with its issuance of 20,000,000 Common Shares by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and 40,000,000 Common Shares by an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal S.A., as a selling shareholder.
  • Bally's acquires SportCallerJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its acquisition of SportCaller, one of the leading B2B free-to-play (F2P) game providers for sports betting and media companies across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Africa.
  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings acquires three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars for $180 millionJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $155 million acquisition of Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, from Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey from Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Vici Properties Inc. for $25 million.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of $500 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrafTech Finance Inc., of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.