Page W. Griffin

Page W. Griffin

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits
Page Griffin regularly advises companies, executive management teams and individual executives with the design, implementation and termination of compensation and benefit arrangements, including executive employment and severance agreements; retention, severance and change-in-control plans; cash and equity-based incentive programs; and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.


Mr. Griffin also frequently advises clients regarding U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing executive compensation disclosure and corporate governance matters arising in the executive compensation context, as well as tax rules applicable to deferred compensation, excise tax on excess parachute payments and limits on the deductibility of executive compensation.

In addition, Mr. Griffin regularly advises companies, boards and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events.

Mr. Griffin’s selected representative experience includes:

  • The Advisory Board Company in the $2.6 billion sale of its health care business to OptumInsight, Inc.; and the sale of its education business to affiliates of Vista Equity Partners LLC in response to Elliott Management Corporation’s activist campaign;
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company in its $24 billion acquisition of C. R. Bard, Inc.;
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in the $11.4 billion acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust Inc. by a Brookfield real estate investment fund;
  • Centene Corporation in its $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc.;
  • Citrix Systems, Inc. in the spin-off of its GoTo family of products and $1.8 billion merger of its GoTo business with LogMeIn, Inc. in a reverse morris trust transaction;
  • Danaher Corporation in the carve-out of its dental supplies unit into a separate publicly traded company called Envista Holdings Corporation via a $589 million initial public offering of common stock; and its $3.3 billion divestiture of its remaining interest in Envista Holdings Corporation through a split-off exchange offer;
  • Dassault Systèmes S.E. in its $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc.;
  • Dynegy, Inc. in its stock-for-stock merger with Vistra Energy Corp. to create a combined company with an enterprise value in excess of $20 billion;
  • E*Trade Financial Corporation in its $13 billion acquisition by Morgan Stanley;
  • Ecolab Inc. in its pending reverse morris trust transaction involving its ChampionX business and Apergy Corporation, valuing Ecolab’s ChampionX business at $4.4 billion;
  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. in its initially unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, €14.7 billion acquisition of Tiffany & Co.;
  • NXP Semiconductors in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Marvell’s wireless connectivity portfolio; and
  • viagogo in its $4.05 billion acquisition of StubHub, Inc. from eBay Inc.



  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Davidson College, 2002


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Page W. Griffin

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits