Merry Sheehan is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s corporate practice group. She practices primarily in the firm’s private equity group representing private equity firms and strategic investors in M&A transactions and minority investments.
During law school, Merry was a fellow in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy project, during which she taught constitutional law at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA. Merry also served as a judicial intern at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Superior Court. Following law school, Merry served as a law clerk to Justice Kimberly S. Budd on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Justice Joseph A. Trainor on the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
- Represented Cinven Partners in its investment in Drake Software, a provider of software for tax preparers
- Represented Berkshire Partners in the:
- acquisition of Comlinkdata, a provider of data and analytics to the global telecom industry
- investment in OpenSignal, a mobile network reporting firm
- Represented Cove Hill Partners in the sale of Storable, a provider of software, payments, insurance and marketplace solutions to the self-storage industry, to EQT
- Represented Summit Partners in the acquisition of:
- Bethyl Laboratories, a provider of primary and secondary antibodies for use in life science research and diagnostics
- Boston Healthcare Associates, a global strategy consulting firm in the healthcare industry
- Experien Group, a provider of regulatory, quality and clinical consulting services to medical device companies
- Quartesian, a provider of clinical data services
- Ximedica, a manufacturer of healthcare products
- TurningPoint Healthcare Solutions, a provider of specialty care management services and technologies to improve the safety, quality and affordability of healthcare
- Represented Advent International in a highly expedited Delaware litigation regarding its $2 billion acquisition of Forescout Technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The litigation focused on the application of a “material adverse effect” clause in light of Forescout’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- JD, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2017; Production Editor, Suffolk University Law Review; Duberstein Bankruptcy National Moot Court Competition, 2016-17
- BS (Management), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2013
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2017