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

  • Armor sells stake in ARMOR-IIMAK to AstorgJones Day advised EN5, controlling shareholders of the Armor group, on the management buyout of Armor Iimak group and the simultaneous 40% investment by Astorg Midcap in the Armor Iimak group.
  • Cintas completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cintas Corporation, a leading provider of uniform rental and facility services and first aid and safety services, in connection with the registered offering by Cintas Corporation No. 2, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Senior Notes due 2025 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Timken completes $350 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented The Timken Company, a leading designer, producer, and supplier of engineered bearings and power transmission products, in connection with its registered offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Gym Launch and Prestige LabsJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San-Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Gym Launch, a provider of coaching programs and business training materials to help gym owners increase revenue and improve profitability, and Prestige Labs, a provider of premium fitness and health supplements.
  • American Transmission Systems completes $600 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented American Transmission Systems, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC, which is a direct subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.650% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc.Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in the initial principal amount of $200 million.
  • FirstEnergy obtains $4.5 billion financing packageJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with six new credit facilities in an aggregate amount of $4.5 billion, consisting of (i) a $1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, (ii) an $800 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, (iii) a $950 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, (iv) a $500 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, (v) a $400 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with Mizuho, Ltd., as administrative agent, and (vi) an $850 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility with the administrative agent thereto.
  • 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.
  • Xact Data Discovery sells company to Aquiline Capital PartnersJones Day represented 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.