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.

Bio

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:

  • 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;
  • CoreLogic in its pending $6 billion acquisition by funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners;
  • Coherent in its initially announced $5.7 billion sale to Lumentum, followed by Coherent’s subsequent responses to competing acquisition proposals from MKS Instruments, II-VI and Lumentum in a three-party bidding war culminating in Coherent’s $7 billion sale to II-VI;
  • 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.;
  • Dell Technologies Inc. in its pending $4 billion sale of Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG;
  • E*Trade Financial Corporation in its $13 billion acquisition by Morgan Stanley;
  • Ecolab Inc. in its 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;
  • Proofpoint in its pending $12.3 billion sale to Thoma Bravo;
  • SK Hynix in its $9 billion acquisition of Intel’s memory business;
  • viagogo in its $4.05 billion acquisition of StubHub, Inc. from eBay Inc.; and
  • ZeniMax Media in its $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft.

Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Page W. Griffin

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits
page.griffin@skadden.com