Julie Crisp advises clients on the full spectrum of employee benefits and executive compensation matters that can shape market-changing transactions and sustain businesses.

Ms. Crisp leverages a sophisticated understanding of clients’ commercial objectives to craft practical solutions to the complex benefits and compensation issues involving:

  • The executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings, spin-offs, and other corporate transactions
  • Employment, severance, and change-in-control agreements
  • Deferred compensation plans, as well as equity and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements
  • Compliance with applicable tax and securities laws, including ERISA
  • Compensation disclosures for proxy statements and other public filings

She forges trusted relationships with private equity funds, public and private companies, and executives across industries to help clients achieve their business objectives, unlocking resources across the firm’s global platform.

A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Crisp serves on the Associates Committee. She previously was a member of the Pro Bono Committee and served as Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Recruiting Committee.

Ms. Crisp prioritizes giving back to the community, particularly through initiatives that support equity and inclusion within the legal profession. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education and as a member of the Leaders Network Advisory Council for the Ron Brown Scholar Program, a college scholarship and leadership program for African American students.

Ms. Crisp’s experience includes representing:


  • beIN Media Group in acquiring MIRAMAX
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in:
    • Its US$8.45 billion acquisition by Amazon
    • Acquiring Big Fish Entertainment
  • Riot Games in acquiring Hypixel Studios
  • Skydance Media in its joint venture with the NFL and NFL Films to create Skydance Sports 
  • T-Mobile in its US$5 billion merger with Sprint
  • Univision Communications in selling Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion to Great Hill Partners
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment, as lead investor, in forming PictureStart


  • Alliance Data Systems in its US$4.4 billion sale of its business unit, Epsilon Data Management
  • Digital Realty Trust in its:
    • US$8.4 billion acquisition of InterXion
    • US$7.6 billion acquisition of DuPont Fabros Technology
    • US$1.8 billion acquisition of The Telx Group
    • Acquiring a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments
  • Evergent Technologies in its strategic investment by TZP Group
  • Expedia in acquiring a majority stake in SilverRail Technologies
  • Facebook in acquiring CTRL-labs
  • Intuit in its:
    • US$7.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma
    • US$12 billion acquisition of Mailchimp
  • Kennedy-Wilson in selling its research subsidiary, Meyers Research
  • Planet Labs in its deSPAC merger with dMY Technology Group, creating a combined company with a post-transaction equity value of approximately US$2.8 billion
  • Tradesy, an online consignment shopping platform, in its sale to Vestiaire Collective
  • Veritas Capital Vantage Fund in multiple buy-side acquisitions, including of AI data analytics company Babel Street

Energy and Infrastructure

  • Archrock in the US$628 million spinoff of Exterran Corporation
  • Genstar Capital in acquiring BBB Industries

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2009
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Crisp, Julie D.
June 30, 2023 Recognition

Rising Stars: Latham’s Julie Crisp

Century City partner recognized for advising major media and technology companies on benefits and compensation matters in connection with multibillion-dollar M&A deals.