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Joy K. Gallup

Partner, Corporate Department
T 1(212) 318-6542
F 1(212) 230-7642

Joy Gallup is a partner in the Latin America and Corporate practices of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office.

Ms. Gallup has extensive experience in complex, cross-border debt restructurings in Latin America as well as corporate finance transactions. She regularly represents underwriters and domestic and international issuers in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Her areas of concentration include structured debt offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield debt and project bond offerings and other structured products (including securitizations and monetizations of energy contracts and other asset-backed instruments). Her focus also includes liability management transactions, corporate restructurings, secured lending transactions, equity tender offers and general corporate matters, including SEC reporting requirements.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • 2016 Dealmakers of the Year, The American Lawyer

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Author, "Nafta's Future is Uncertain,” IFLR (August, 2017)
  • Author, "Market Trends: Latin America," LexisNexis (March, 2017)
  • Author, "Mexican Insolvency Laws Critiqued,” IFLR (October, 2016)
  • Co-Chair, Latin Lawyer - GRR Restructuring Summit; DIP Financing Panel: Comparing and Contrasting Recent Deals, Paul Hastings, New York, June 6, 2016
  • Author, "Time bombs in the capital structure," IFLR (April, 2016)
  • Author, "Experiments in DIP financing in Mexico and Brazil," IFLR (January 18, 2016)
  • Mexico’s Energy Sector Weathers The Storm Panel; REDD Latin America High Yield & Distressed Winter Summit, Metropolitan Club New York, November 5, 2015
  • Author, "Investors May Find Lots To Like In Mexico's FIBRA E," Law360 (October 14, 2015)
  • Author, "Opportunities Open for Mexico's Smaller Telcos," The Financial Times (February 9, 2015)
  • Spotlight Mexico Panel; Debtwire Latin America Forum, The University Club of New York, January 29, 2015
  • Author, "Mexico's Restructuring Reform Needs Restructuring," The Financial Times (January 21, 2015)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the American Bar Association Committee on Business Law


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Bryn Mawr College, A.B., 1986 (cum laude, with honors in Economics)