Julie Crisp is a partner in the Century City and San Francisco offices of Latham & Watkins. Her practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Ms. Crisp advises private equity funds, public and private companies, and executives across various industries. Her experience includes:

  • Counseling on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings, spin-offs, and other corporate transactions
  • Structuring, negotiating, and implementing employment, severance, and change in control agreements, deferred compensation plans, and equity and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements
  • Advising public and private companies with respect to compliance with applicable tax and securities laws, including ERISA
  • Preparing compensation disclosures for proxy statements and other public filings

Ms. Crisp received her JD from the University of Southern California, where she served on the board of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and was a teaching fellow in the Legal Writing and Advocacy Department.

Ms. Crisp’s diverse experience includes representing:

  • Alliance Data Systems in its US$4.4 billion sale of its business unit, Epsilon Data Management
  • Archrock in the US$628 million spinoff of Exterran Corporation
  • beIN Media Group in its acquisition of MIRAMAX
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$7.6 billion acquisition of DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of The Telx Group
  • Evergent Technologies, Inc. in its strategic investment by TZP Group
  • Expedia, Inc. in its acquisition of a majority stake in SilverRail Technologies
  • Facebook, Inc. in its acquisition of CTRL-labs
  • Genstar Capital LLC in its acquisition of BBB Industries
  • Intuit Inc. in its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma
  • Intuit Inc. in its US$12 billion acquisition of Mailchimp
  • Kennedy-Wilson, Inc. in the sale of its research subsidiary, Meyers Research, LLC
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in its acquisition of Big Fish Entertainment
  • Riot Games in its acquisition of Hypixel Studios
  • T-Mobile in its US$5 billion merger with Sprint
  • Univision Communications, Inc. in the sale of Gizomodo Media Group and The Onion to Great Hill Partners
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment as lead investor in the formation of PictureStart, LLC

Thought Leadership

  • “IRS Pursues 409A Audits, Issues Ruling on Certain Options/SARs under 457A,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (July 2014)
  • “The Conference Board: Director Notes - Disclosure Lessons from the 2013 Proxy Season,” Latham & Watkins Article (August 2013)
  • “Corporate Governance Resource - Defining Pay in Pay for Performance,” Latham & Watkins Article (September 2012)
  • “The Working World, Issue 16, August 2012,” Latham & Watkins Newsletter (August 2012)
  • “Proxy Season 2012: The Year of Pay for Performance,” Latham & Watkins Newsletter (April 2012)
  • “Corporate Governance Alert - Frequently Asked Questions on Say on Golden Parachute Disclosure and Advisory Votes,” Latham & Watkins Newsletter (May 2011)
  • “IRS Provides Guidance on W-2 Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage Costs for 2012,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert (April 2011)

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2009
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
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