Justin L. Ochs


Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Ochs, Justin L.

Justin Ochs represents both public and private companies on a variety of corporate finance and other matters. Borrowers, private equity sponsors and financial institutions rely on Mr. Ochs' experience and strategic business advice and turn to him for counsel on a wide range of debt financing transactions. Mr. Ochs successfully represents his clients in matters involving secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, bridge loans, first- and second-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated debt, working capital facilities, commercial paper programs and letters of credit. He is also a trusted advisor to clients on mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and securities matters.

Publications & News


May 5, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tangoe in Acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners

WilmerHale client Tangoe, Inc., a global leader in telecom expense management solutions, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, entered into a definitive agreement for Marlin to acquire all outstanding shares of Tangoe not already owned by Marlin for $6.50 per share in cash.

July 26, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Analog Devices in $14.8B Acquisition of Linear Technology

Analog Devices Inc. announced that it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology Corp. for about $14.8 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry in the past two years.

July 1, 2016

WEX Completes Acquisition of Electronic Funds Source

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, completed its previously announced acquisition of Electronic Funds Source LLC, a provider of customized corporate payment solutions for fleet and corporate customers.

May 3, 2016

WilmerHale Represents MKS Instruments in Acquiring Newport Corporation and Securing $980 Million Acquisition Financing

WilmerHale represented its long-time client MKS Instruments, Inc., a global technology provider, in closing its acquisition of Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions, for approximately $905 million.

February 23, 2016

WilmerHale Advises MKS Instruments on $980 Million Acquisition of Newport Corporation

WilmerHale is advising its long-time client MKS Instruments, Inc. on its acquisition of Newport Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $980 million.

October 20, 2015

WEX Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC

WEX Inc. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS) for a total consideration of approximately $1.1 billion in cash and 4.0 million shares of common stock to be issued to investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, EFS’ current owner.

February 4, 2015

Staples, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Office Depot, Inc.

Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc. announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot.

December 20, 2013

WilmerHale Advises Yandex in its $600 Million Offering of Convertible Notes

WilmerHale has advised its long-time client Yandex, one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, on its offering of convertible senior notes due 2018.

March 27, 2012

WilmerHale Advises SS&C Technologies in $906.5 Million Bid Takeover

In a bidding war for London-based GlobeOp Financial Services, WilmerHale represented SS&C Technologies in its takeover cash offer of $906.5 million.

October 22, 2010

WilmerHale Clients Helping IPO Market to Rebound

Recent Highlights

Bank Financing

  • Represented Analog Devices in term loan and bridge loan facilities and an upsized revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation
  • Represented MKS Instruments in a secured term loan and  asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Newport Corporation
  • Represented WEX in its term loan credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Electronic Funds Source from Warburg Pincus
  • Represented Staples in its term loan and asset-based credit facilities to finance its proposed acquisition of Office Depot
  • Represented Discovery Communications in its revolving credit facility
  • Represented manufacturing conglomerate in multiple bridge loan credit facilities, commercial paper backstop credit facilities and senior note offerings
  • Represented major insurance company in its commercial paper backstop credit facility
  • Represented professional football franchise in its secured credit facility

Capital Markets

  • Represented Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a private placement of senior secured notes to qualified institutional buyers
  • Represented The White Wave Foods Company in its spin-off from Dean Foods Company
  • Represented Fortive Corporation in its senior note issuance, credit facilities and US and Euro commercial paper programs, each in connection with its separation from Danaher Corporation
  • Represented test equipment manufacturer in its convertible note offering and related call spread overlay transaction

Debt Restructurings, Workouts and Debtor-in-Possession and Exit Financings

  • Represented various bondholder groups in connection with restructurings, exchanges and related consent solicitations
  • Represented Constar International in its debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions
  • Represented lender group in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $600 million of indebtedness


  • Mergers and acquisitions experience, including a variety of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies in multiple industries
  • Representing public and private companies in general corporate matters, including structuring, formation and operational issues
  • Various sports-related transactions, including acquisitions of, and minority investments in, professional sports franchises

Professional Activities

Mr. Ochs is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the DC Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute.


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JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1999, Member, Virginia Journal of International Law

BA, Cornell University, 1995

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

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