Lindsay D.Murphy


Dallas + 1.214.969.4508

Lindsay Murphy advises both public and private companies on all aspects of design and operation of executive compensation and employee benefit plans. She regularly advises clients on employee benefit and executive compensation matters within the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings. Lindsay has extensive experience advising private equity clients with day-to-day equity compensation arrangements, executive employment agreements, and leveraged buyouts and acquisitions, including transactions involving ESOPs. She regularly assists clients with PBGC and ERISA reporting and disclosure obligations and DOL, IRS, and PBGC audits and investigations of employee benefit plans. Lindsay also advises public companies regarding SEC disclosures of executive and director compensation arrangements.

Lindsay has worked on a large number of corporate mergers and acquisitions including the following recent transactions: the $18.1 billion sale of Oncor Electric to Sempra Energy; the sale of all of Mill Creek Residential Trust's outstanding shares to the Arizona State Retirement Fund; Sherwin Williams' $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation; Parker Hannifin's $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR; Verizon's divestiture of its cloud and managed hosting service business to IBM; and various acquisitions and divestitures by The Riverside Company.

Lindsay is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and an officer for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Section of the Dallas Bar Association.


  • Riverside to sell Lexipol to GTCRJones Day is representing The Riverside Company in the sale of Lexipol, a leader in policy management and training platforms for state and local governments, to GTCR.
  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 BillionJones Day is advising Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PresenceJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Campus of Presence, a leading campus engagement and learning platform for higher education institutions.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company Greenphire to Thoma BravoJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Greenphire, the global leader in financial lifecycle management software for clinical trials, to Thoma Bravo, a software focused private equity firm.
  • Cypress Group sells majority stake to Milestone PartnersJones Day advised Cypress Group Holdings, Inc., a property and casualty insurance holding company with wholly-owned downstream operating entities in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina, in the sale of the majority of Cypress and certain affiliated companies to funds managed by Milestone Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Altabancorp merges with Glacier BancorpJones Day is representing Altabancorp, the bank holding company for Altabank, in connection with its proposed stock-for-stock merger with Glacier Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company for Glacier Bank.
  • RIA in a Box acquires ITEGRIAJones Day advised RIA in a Box LLC in its acquisition of ITEGRIA, LLC, a leading provider of cloud-based virtual desktop solutions for RIAs.
  • Riverside to sell ARCOSJones Day is advising The Riverside Company in its sale of ARCOS, the market leader in resource management software for utilities, airlines, and other critical infrastructure industries, to Vista Equity Partners.
  • TopBuild acquires American Building SystemsJones Day advised TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, in its acquisition of American Building Systems Group of Companies ("ABS").
  • Affiliates of American Industrial Partners obtain asset-based revolving credit facilityJones Day represented affiliates of American Industrial Partners, Gardner Denver Petroleum Pumps, LLC; Boardwalk Enterprises, LLC; and Highspeed Intermediate HoldCo, LLC, in connection with an asset-based revolving credit facility provided by Ally Bank.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company acquires Trillium Engineering, LLCJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, on its acquisition of a substantial investment in Trillium Engineering, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered camera gimbals for unmanned aerial systems ("UAS") performing mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, from its founders.
  • Playboy acquires sexual wellness chain LoversJones Day advised Playboy Enterprises Inc. in its $25 million acquisition of TLA Acquisition Corp., the parent company of the Lovers family of stores, a leading omni-channel online and brick-and-mortar sexual wellness chain, with 41 stores in five states.
  • Daikin acquires ElitAireJones Day advised Daikin in its acquisition of ElitAire.
  • Additional Publications

    • August 6, 2012
      The DOL Has Spoken: What's Next for Open MEPs?, Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily
    • January 18, 2012
      Multiple Employer Plans — Opportunities and Challenges: Qualified Retirement Plans, Bloomberg BNA Benefit Practice Resource Center
    • Winter 2011
      The Safe Harbor 401(k) Plan: More Flexible Than You Think, The Benefits Law Journal