John P. Berkery

Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance


John Berkery is a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate & Securities practice.  He represents underwriters, issuers and selling stockholders in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including registered public offerings (IPOs, follow-on offerings, continuous offering programs), private placements (including Rule 144A/Reg S offerings and PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions), leveraged buyouts, restructurings and liability management transactions (exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations).  He is experienced in a broad spectrum of securities products, ranging from high-yield to investment-grade debt securities and from simple common equity to complicated convertible debt and other hybrid and equity-linked securities.  His practice also includes assisting clients with their ongoing reporting obligations, corporate governance requirements and other compliance issues arising under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the NYSE and NASDAQ, as well as general corporate law matters.

The Legal 500 US 2023 recommends John in for Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings.


High-Yield Debt

  • $2.1 billion of 5% Senior Notes due 2024 and 5.24% Senior Notes due 2026 by subsidiaries of YUM! Brands, Inc.  Represented YUM! Brands, Inc.
  • $300 million of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2022 by AES Panamá, S.R.L.  Represented Deutsche Bank Securities and Banco General, as joint lead and bookrunning managers.
  • $250 million of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2025 (Rule 144A/Reg S) by Oshkosh Corporation. Represented BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, RBS, Wells Fargo Securities and other initial purchasers
  • $350 million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2019 (Rule 144A/Reg S) by Ocwen Financial Corporation. Represented Ocwen Financial Corporation.


  • Emory University School of Law, JD
  • Le Moyne College, BA

Inscription au Barreau

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • New York Bar Association