Kevin Miller is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s employment practice group, based in the firm’s New York office. Kevin’s practice is focused on advising the firm’s private equity, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences clients in connection with a wide array of labor and employment-related counseling, transactional, investigation, and litigation matters.

Kevin regularly guides clients through their most complex and sensitive workforce issues, including the onboarding and separations of executives and key employees, effectively addressing allegations of workplace misconduct, implementing broad-based restructurings, assessing worker classification and wage-and-hour practices, and navigating trade secret misappropriation, competition, and employee solicitation issues. Clients turn to Kevin as a strategic advisor for high-touch advice during crisis situations, as well as for day-to-day counseling on a wide range of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

Kevin also routinely advises on the employment-related aspects of U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, investments, and restructurings. In this capacity, he manages labor and employment due diligence, negotiates and drafts purchase agreements and transition services agreements, and develops and implements workforce transition and integration plans. Kevin is frequently called upon to prepare and negotiate executive employment agreements, consulting agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements, and other critical employment-related documents.

Kevin has deep dispute resolution experience, having represented clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. In particular, he has significant experience litigating non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret matters, in addition to defending clients against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations.

Kevin maintains an active pro bono practice focused on impact litigation, voting rights, and asylum matters. His recent efforts on behalf of firm client South Jersey AIDS Alliance were featured in Politico, Buzzfeed, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Kevin was an associate at another leading international law firm. He earned his Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in 2014, where he was the recipient of the Albert P. Blaustein Memorial Prize (Best Note) and a managing editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. Before law school, Kevin served as a legislative aide to a member of the New Jersey Legislature.

Experience

  • Represented Nippon Steel, Japan’s largest steelmaker, in its $14.1 billion pending acquisition of U.S. Steel.
  • Represented Johnson & Johnson and its medical device and medtech businesses, DePuy Synthes and J&J MedTech, in connection with multiple domestic and cross-border acquisitions.
  • Represented Atrium Health in its strategic combination with Advocate Aurora Health to create the fifth largest nonprofit health system in the country, with $27 billion in combined revenue and 67 hospitals located in six states.
  • Represented The Vistria Group, alongside a consortium including General Atlantic and Nautic Partners in the acquisition of PANTHERx RARE, a pharmacy-care delivery model for patients living with rare and orphan diseases, from Centene Corporation.
  • Represented Becton Dickinson and Company (BD), the global medical technology company, in its $1.525 billion acquisition of Parata Systems, a provider of pharmacy automation solutions.
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of Apixio, an artificial intelligence platform that enables value-based care, from Centene Corporation.
  • Represented Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe and its portfolio company Valtruis in the three-way merger of Fresenius Health Partners, InterWell Health and Cricket Health to create a new premier value-based care provider valued at $2.4 billion.
  • Represented Avista Capital Partners in its acquisition of Taconic Biosciences, a provider of genetically engineered research models and related services, from H.I.G. Capital.
  • Represented Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc in its strategic, stock-for-stock combination with TCR2 Therapeutics, creating a leading cell therapy company.
  • Represented CVS Health in its sale of Coventry Workers’ Compensation Services to Mitchell | Genex.*
  • Represented Goldman Sachs, through its merchant banking division, in its acquisition of Aptos, Inc., a provider of retail enterprise management solutions, from funds affiliated with Apax Partners.*
  • Represented Crosspoint Capital Partners in its $870 million take-private acquisition of Absolute Software, and in its investment in RSA Conference.
  • Represented Haveli Investments, alongside General Atlantic, in the acquisition of Certinia, a leading provider of professional services automation software, from Advent International.
  • Represented Tradeweb Markets in its carveout acquisition of Nasdaq’s fixed income electronic trading platform.*
  • Represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Quicken Inc., a leading provider of personal financial management software and services, from H.I.G. Capital.
  • Represented Leidos in its $1 billion carveout acquisition of L3Harris’s security, detection, and automation business.*
  • Represented Sixth Street Partners portfolio company Legends, a sports and entertainment premium experiences company, in Legends’ acquisition of ASM Global to create a global live events company.
  • Represented Permira and its portfolio company BFY Brands, the snack company which makes PopCorners, in BFY’s agreement to be acquired by PepsiCo, Inc.*
  • Represented Gauge Capital in its acquisitions of Craftable, Loving Tan, and Engine & Transmission Exchange.
  • Represented TSG Consumer Partners in its acquisitions of Radiance Holdings and Cadogan Tate, and its investment in The Wrench Group.

*Representations completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray

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