Martha E. McGarry

Corporate & Securities, Public Companies & Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions


Martha McGarry is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. She is an internationally recognized corporate and securities lawyer with extensive experience in both US and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate governance matters. Martha serves as the co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Global M&A practice.

Over the past 40 years Martha has advised on numerous high-profile and transformational transactions, including General Motors in its acquisition of EDS; American Express in the sale of American Express Bank to Standard Chartered; and Coca-Cola in its purchase of Coca-Cola Enterprises, as well as transactions involving Vitamin Water, Honest Tea, Keurig Green Mountain and Monster Beverage. Other major deals have included Caesars Entertainment’s sale to Harrah’s Entertainment; Hershey’s purchases of Skinny Pop Popcorn in the US and Golden Monkey in China; Frontier Communications’ purchases of multistate telephone properties from both AT&T and Verizon; and CIT’s historic prepackaged bankruptcy restructuring. Typically, Martha is involved in early-stage strategic planning with her clients.


  • Represented The Coca-Cola Company in its worldwide strategic partnership with Monster Beverage Corporation and its strategic partnership followed by the sale of Keurig Green Mountain
  • Represented The Hershey Company in its acquisition of Chinese candy company Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Frontier Communications Corporation in its $10.5 billion acquisition of the wireline businesses of Verizon in California, Texas and Florida and in its $2 billion acquisition of the wireline business of AT&T in Connecticut


  • Fordham University, JD
  • Middlebury College, BA


  • New York