Corey J.Russell


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Corey Russell advises clients on complex employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and executive transitions.

Corey frequently drafts employment, consulting, severance, sale bonus, and retention agreements, as well equity and incentive compensation arrangements. He counsels clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Corey also assists clients regarding institutional investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including with respect to the "plan asset" rules and venture capital operating company (VCOC) structuring. In addition, he drafts and reviews documents related to the golden parachute payment tax implications of executive compensation arrangements in private company transactions.

Corey maintains an active pro bono practice, representing women and children seeking asylum and veterans through the Firm's veterans initiative (VetLex).


  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • Edgewater Capital Management closes Edgewater Capital Partners V, LP at $330 millionJones Day represented Edgewater Capital Management, LLC in its fundraise and formation of Edgewater Capital Partners V, LP ("ECP V"). ECP V is a middle market private equity buyout fund and plans to invest the capital raised into performance product and services companies.
  • PureCycle Technologies completes $250 million Green Convertible Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented PureCycle Technologies, Inc., in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 7.25% Green Convertible Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Astellas acquires Iveric bioJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in the $5.9 billion cash acquisition of Iveric bio, Inc., a science-driven biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel treatments for retinal diseases with significant unmet medical needs.
  • Morgenthaler Private Equity closes Fund IV at $633 millionJones Day represented Morgenthaler Private Equity in its fundraise and formation of MPE Partners IV, L.P. and its parallel fund (collectively, "MPE").
  • NOVA Infrastructure and Nopetro Energy create new renewables platformJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure in the partnership with Nopetro Energy to create Nopetro Renewables, a renewable energy platform focused on renewable natural gas ("RNG") and biofuels.
  • Riverside acquires Bishops Cuts/ColorJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of Bishops Cuts/Color (Bishops), a franchise company that is a leading provider of hair care services with more than 40 locations across the United States.
  • Riverside forms Riverside Micro-Cap Fund VIJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the formation of Riverside Micro-Cap Fund VI (RMCF VI), raising $1.872 billion in investable capital, the largest in RMCF and Riverside history and more than 50% larger than its predecessor fund RMCF V.
  • Accelmed Partners makes $35 million investment in SKNV Inc.Jones Day advised Accelmed Partners in its $35 million investment in SKNV Inc., a full continuum-of-care dermatology digital health company for in-practice dispensing and ecommerce of customized prescriptions and skincare.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires BloodHubJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company InVita Healthcare Technologies of BloodHub, a leading software provider of blood and biologics supply chain automation solutions.
  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day advised Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • Selman & Company, LLC sold to One80 IntermediariesJones Day advised Selman & Company, LLC (SelmanCo) in connection with the sale of SelmanCo to One80 Intermediaries, Inc.
  • FVLCRUM acquires Gulf Coast Crane ServicesJones Day advised FVLCRUM in the acquisition of Gulf Coast Crane Services, LLC, a crane rental services solutions and equipment company headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company ToolWatch, LLC of, Inc., which provides safety and compliance management software to the construction, manufacturing, and other safety-related industries.
  • Riverside acquires ESHA ResearchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of ESHA Research (ESHA), a provider of SaaS-based nutritional analysis, labeling compliance, and product formulation software.
  • JourneyCare acquired by Addus HomeCareJones Day advised JourneyCare, Inc. in the $85 million sale of the Company to Addus HomeCare Corporation.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • Baird Capital sells portfolio company Vitalyst to Alithya Group, Inc.Jones Day represented Baird Capital in connection with the sale of its portfolio company Vitalyst, LLC to Alithya Group, Inc.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company acquires Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc.Jones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Seal For Life Industries of Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc., both privately owned specialty industrial coatings companies.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day advised the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.