Samantha is a counsel in the Firm's Employment, Compensation & Benefits practice in Chicago.
Samantha focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, principally in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Samantha also advises public and private companies, as well as management teams, on the design, implementation and administration of equity and cash incentive plans and programs. In addition, Samantha regularly works with clients to draft and negotiate various executive compensation arrangements, such as employment, severance, and change in control agreements and other similar arrangements.
Prior to joining White & Case, Samantha worked in the New York office of another global law firm.
Recent experience includes:
Representation of Elementis Plc, a global specialty chemicals company, on its US$170 million sale of its chromium business to Yildirim Group.
Representation of the management team of Ardurra Group, Inc., a Miami-based engineering and design services firm, in connection with the sale of Ardurra Group, Inc. by RTC Partners to Littlejohn & Co. LLC.
Representation of Quad-C Management Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, in its acquisition of QED Technologies International, Inc. from Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG), a leading supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for the semiconductor and other high-technology industries.
Representation of Pipeline Technique, a portfolio company of Bluewater Private Equity, on its acquisition of the Stanley Oil and Gas business from Stanley Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 NYSE-listed international pipeline services and equipment company.
Representation of Javo Beverage Company, Inc., a leading natural extractor of clean label coffee, tea, and botanicals with a focus on beverage application, in its acquisition by Florida Food Products, LLC, one of the world's largest independent providers of natural ingredients.
Representation of Itaú Unibanco S.A. on its investment in Avenue Holding Cayman Ltd, a brokerage that provides Brazilians with access to foreign markets.
Representation of Hexatronic Group AB (publ), a fiber optic company based in Sweden, on its acquisition of US-based Rochester Cable, a leading manufacturer of electro-optical cables for operation in harsh environments, from industrial technology company TE Connectivity.
Representation of AutoCruitment LLC, an industry leader in clinical trial patient recruitment in its sale to NovaQuest Capital Management, a life science investment firm.
Representation of ABM Industries in its acquisition of RavenVolt for an initial purchase price of US$170 million in cash at closing, plus the potential for post-closing earn-out consideration payable in cash in calendar years 2024, 2025, and 2026, if the RavenVolt business achieves certain financial metrics in calendar years 2023, 2024 and 2025.