Justin W.McKithen


Atlanta + 1.404.581.8154

Justin McKithen practices in the areas of capital markets and general corporate law. His experience includes public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, initial public offerings, special purpose acquisition company "de-SPAC" transactions, tender offers, exchange offers, and other corporate transactions. He also regularly advises clients on SEC periodic reporting and disclosure requirements, stock exchange rules and regulations, and a broad range of corporate governance and shareholder engagement matters.

Justin has represented public and private companies in various industries, including consumer goods, food and beverage, automotive, consumer and personal finance, insurance, and the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Justin has an active pro bono practice in the Atlanta community, including providing legal services to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. He also mentors law school students through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and the University of Georgia School of Law's Alumni & Professional Mentorship Program.


  • HD Supply acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day advised HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • Gray Television issues $500 million of Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day advised Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcasting company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations in 50 television markets, in connection with the issuance of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Newell Brands acquires Jarden Corporation for $16 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Jarden Corporation in a cash and stock transaction valued at $60 per share, or approximately $16 billion in equity value.
  • Spectrum Professional Services recapitalizes company and sells controlling interest to Beecken Petty O'Keefe & CompanyJones Day advised Spectrum Professional Services, LLC in the recapitalization of the company and sale of a controlling interest to Chicago-based private equity firm, Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company.
  • Asbury Automotive completes $200 million offering of Senior Subordinated NotesJones Day represented Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retailers in the U.S., in connection with its issuance of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of 6.0% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day


    Playing Favorites: Congress’s Denial of Equal Sovereignty to the States in the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, 49 Ga. L. Rev. 539