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Jai Garg


Jai Garg focuses on a wide variety of compensation and benefit-related matters, with a particular focus on issues that arise in connection with M&A transactions and capital markets.

He regularly advises both U.S. and non-U.S. companies regarding equity-based incentives, employment arrangements, disclosure, corporate governance, and securities and tax law compliance. He also regularly advises private equity and family office clients regarding the structuring and implementation of tax-efficient compensation arrangements of their portfolio companies.

In addition, he has advised numerous individual executives, founders, and management teams in connection with the negotiation of employment, equity and severance agreements and in connection with private equity and M&A transactions.


Representative matters

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. in connection with its $13.1 billion merger with Black Knight, Inc.

Mubadala in its pending acquisition, together with Fortress management, of Fortress Investment Group from SoftBank Group Corp.

EPIC Brokers & Consultants and its affiliates in numerous acquisitions, including the acquisitions of New Energy Risk and Reel Media, LLC by Paragon Insurance Holdings and the acquisitions of Treloar & Heisel, Dixon Wells and Sitzmann, Morris & Lavis Insurance by EPIC.

Investcorp Europe Acquisition Corp I, a special purpose acquisition company in connection with its pending $426 million business combination with Orca Holdings Limited.

Circet USA in various matters, including its acquisition of Further, LLC.

Atlas Holdings in various transactions, including the acquisition of USF Holdings from the Gores Group.

Mother Lode Holding Co. in connection with its acquisition by First American Financial Corporation.

Welltok in its sale to Virgin Pulse.

Intercontinental Exchange on its $11 billion acquisition of Ellie Mae.

Liveoak Technologies on its sale to DocuSign.

Citrix Systems, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Wrike, Inc.

American Financial & Automotive Services, Inc. and American Financial Warranty Company on its sale to Assurant.

OMERS Infrastructure Management on the acquisition of Leeward Renewable Energy from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners and the acquisition of the development business of First Solar, Inc.

Textron Inc. in the divestiture of its Tools & Test business to Emerson Electric Co.

CVS Health on its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna.

Uzabase, Inc. in its acquisition of Quartz Media LLC from Atlantic Media, Inc.

Capital Square Partners and Aegis in the sale of Aegis to StarTek, Inc.

The transaction committee of Gener8 Maritime, Inc. in its stock-for-stock merger with Eurnoav NV.

General Electric in its combination of GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes to create a $32 billion oilfield provider and subsequent transactions with Baker Hughes.

B/E Aerospace in its $6.4 billion merger with Rockwell Collins.

Various firm clients in relation to regular securities law, executive compensation, disclosure and governance advice.

Various private companies and family offices in the structuring and implementation of tax-efficient compensation arrangements.

Various individual executives, founders and management teams in connection with the negotiation of employment, equity and severance agreements.



Attorney-at-Law, New York, 2017


Grinnell College, B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies (2011)

Washington University School of Law, J.D. (2016)


English, Hindi
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.