Laura Mulry

Counsel, Los Angeles

Biography

Overview

Laura Mulry is a counsel in the Los Angeles office who focuses on environmental and sustainability matters. Laura advises a broad range of domestic and international clients, including public and private companies, developers, financial institutions, private equity firms, global organizations, and governments, on environmental matters in complex corporate transactions, environmental regulatory compliance, and climate change issues. Her practice involves advising companies on sustainability risks and opportunities, including with regard to board oversight, internal management policies, and external reporting.

Prior to joining White & Case, Laura practiced environmental transactional law at another major US law firm in New York, and served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. Laura is a founding member of the United Nations informal working group "Friends of World Oceans Day" that supports Sustainable Development Goal #14 concerning the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
Colorado College
Languages
English

Experience

Trojan Lithograph Corporation, a portfolio company of Mill Rock Capital, in its acquisition of Keystone Paper & Box Co., LLC, a privately held packaging and paper box manufacturer based in Connecticut.

Altria Group, Inc. in its acquisition of NJOY Holdings, Inc., giving Altria ownership of NJOY's e-vapor product portfolio, for US$2.75 billion in cash payable at closing with an additional US$500 million in cash payments that are contingent upon regulatory outcomes with respect to certain NJOY products.

Green Cross Holdings Corporation (KOSPI: 005250), the holding company for GC Group in South Korea with major operating companies across healthcare sectors, in its US$73 million pending acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of BioCentriq, Inc., a pioneering US-based contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that designs and develops scalable cell and gene technologies.

JERA Americas in its acquisition of a portfolio of thermal power generating facilities in New England, with a combined capacity of 1,633 MW, from Stonepeak. The portfolio consists of four thermal power generating facilities--Canal 1 (566 MW), Canal 2 (559 MW) and Canal 3 (333 MW) in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and Bucksport (175 MW) in Bucksport, Maine.

Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, a publicly listed entity (NYSE: MIC), on the sale of the MIC Hawaii businesses, a regulated gas utility and unregulated propane distributor, to an affiliate of Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP., by means of a merger of Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, LLC with a subsidiary of Argo.

Falcon's Beyond Global, LLC, a leading fully integrated global entertainment development company specializing in intellectual property creation and expansion, in its merger with FAST Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: FZT), a SPAC. Upon completion of the proposed business combination, the new combined company will change its name to "Falcon's Beyond Global" and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "FBYD."

of AutoCruitment LLC, an industry leader in clinical trial patient recruitment in its sale to NovaQuest Capital Management, a life science investment firm.

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the world's largest oil company by production, in its US$69.1 billion acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), one of the world's largest chemicals companies, from the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The transaction was named "M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$50 billion)" by the M&A Advisor (2020).

B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. II, a SPAC, in its US$550 million business combination with Eos Energy Services LLC, a leading manufacturer of zinc hybrid cathode battery energy storage systems.

Special Committee of Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. in its sale to a consortium including certain members of CBMG management, CBMG stockholders, and financial sponsors.

Mill Rock Capital in the acquisition of Trojan Lithograph Corporation, a US-based full service provider of high-end, graphic paper packaging, from Arbor Investments.

Valmet Corporation, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, in its EUR 64 million acquisition of PMP Group, a Polish provider of technologies and services for the paper industry.

Mizuho Leasing Company, Ltd., a Japanese general leasing company, in the US$160 million acquisition of 50 percent of the membership interest of PLM Fleet LLC, a US refrigerated truck leasing and rental company.

Techniplas LLC, a provider of technical solutions to the automotive, transportation, and industrial markets, in its sale of the issued and outstanding equity interests and assets of certain of its subsidiaries in the context of the Techniplas LLC's chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), a leader in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products, in its acquisition of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), an electric and gas utility company based in Newfoundland, Canada, in its US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), an electric transmission company operating in the Great Lakes and Great Plains regions.

Saudi Refining, Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises LLC and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Qingdao Haier, a company that is 41% owned by the leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group Corp., in its US$5.4 billion acquisition of GE's appliance business, through an auction process. The transaction was named "Cross-border M&A Deal of the Year" by The M&A Advisor 2017.

Mr. Leslie Alexander and his affiliated entity in the sale of the Houston Rockets NBA team and its interest in the Toyota Center to Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta and his affiliated entity, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. The sale price, which marked the largest sale price of any NBA franchise, was reported by many news and sports outlets to have a purchase price in excess of US$2.2 billion.

GlobalWafers Co. Ltd., a global leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry, in its US$683 million acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.

Hovensa L.L.C., a US Virgin Islands company and a joint venture formed by Hess Corp. and Petróleos de Venezuela in the sale of substantially all of its petroleum terminalling assets pursuant to Sections 363 and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, to a subsidiary of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.

Seaspan Corporation in its acquisition of two newbuilding 11000 TEU vessels from Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC ("GCI") for a total purchase price of US$195.6 million.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE: MIC) and its related entities in the sale of two businesses, including the US$4.475 billion sale of its Atlantic Aviation business to KKR and the US$514 million sale of the MIC Hawaii businesses to Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II in the US$1.212 billion sale of Gadus Holdings Corporation, the parent company of WCA Waste Corporation, to GFL Holdco (US), LLC, a subsidiary of GFL Environmental Inc.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and its subsidiary International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC, in its US$171.5 million acquisition of Epic Midstream LLC, an independent liquid bulk storage and logistics solutions provider.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its sale of Marlin Intermediate HoldCo Inc., the indirect parent company of Waste Industries USA, Inc., a provider of solid non-hazardous waste services in the southeast and mid-Atlantic United States.

Altria Group, Inc. in the US$1.2 billion sale by its subsidiary, UST LLC, of its Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle) business to Sycamore Partners Management, L.P.

CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in ExamWorks, a global leader in independent medical examinations, peer reviews, document management, and related services.

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024