Justin L. Ochs


Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Ochs, Justin L.

Justin Ochs has extensive experience representing borrowers, private equity sponsors and financial institutions in a wide range of debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, bridge loans, first-lien, second-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated debt, working capital facilities, commercial paper programs and letters of credit. He also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and securities matters.


Publications & News


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

March 27, 2012

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

October 22, 2010

WilmerHale Clients Helping IPO Market to Rebound

November 13, 2007

WilmerHale Names New Partners and Counsel for 2008

Speaking Engagements

October 7, 2014

WMACCA: The Lawyers' MBA, Part II - Financing the Business

McLean, Virginia

November 13, 2013

WMACCA: The Lawyers' MBA

McLean, Virginia

Recent Highlights

Bank Financing

  • Represented Discovery Communications in its revolving credit facility
  • Represented Blackboard in its secured credit facility
  • Represented Dean Foods Company in its dividend recapitalization transaction
  • Represented manufacturing conglomerate in multiple bridge loan credit facilities, commercial paper backstop credit facilities and senior note offerings
  • Represented TARGUSinfo in its dividend recapitalization transaction
  • Represented major insurance company in its commercial paper backstop credit facility
  • Represented professional football franchise in its secured credit facility

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

  • Represented Constar International in its debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions
  • Represented Sinclair Broadcast Group in connection with its tender offer and related exchange offer for various series of convertible notes
  • Represented lender group in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $600 million of indebtedness

Capital Markets

  • Represented SS&C Technologies in its initial public offering
  • Represented test equipment manufacturer in its convertible note offering and related call spread overlay transaction
  • Represented Discovery Communications in registered offerings of senior notes
  • Represented Dean Foods Company in its Rule 144A placement of senior notes


  • Mergers and acquisitions experience, including a variety of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies in multiple industries
  • Experience 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