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Joy K. Gallup

Partner, Corporate Department


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 a variety of corporate finance transactions. She regularly represents underwriters 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, syndicated loans and other structured products (including securitizations and monetizations). Her focus also includes liability management transactions, corporate reorganizations, secured lending transactions, equity tender offers and general corporate matters, including SEC reporting requirements.


  • The Legal 500, Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Global Offerings - Advice to Issuers (2021)
  • The Legal 500, Capital Markets: Debt: Debt Offerings - Advice to Issuers (2021)
  • The American Lawyer, Dealmakers of the Year (2016)


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



    Engagement & Publications

    • Co-Editor, "The Guide to Restructuring" (including Co-Author of the Introduction thereto), Latin Lawyer (October, 2021)
    • Co-Author, "The Guide to Restructuring – Chapter 11 as a Restructuring Option for Latin American Countries," Latin Lawyer (October, 2021)
    • Author, "Market Trends 2020/21: Latin America," LexisNexis (July, 2021)
    • Author, "Market Trends 2019/20: Latin America," LexisNexis (June, 2020)
    • Co-Chair, Fourth Annual Latin Lawyer - GRR Restructuring Summit, Paul Hastings, New York, July 11, 2019
    • Co-Chair, Third Annual Latin Lawyer - GRR Restructuring Summit, Paul Hastings, New York, June 4, 2018
    • Author, "Market Trends 2017/18: Latin America," LexisNexis (April, 2018)
    • Author, "Top 5 Summer Tips: Life as a Summer Associate," LexisNexis (June, 2018)
    • Author, "Nafta's Future is Uncertain," IFLR (August, 2017)
    • Co-Chair, Second Annual Latin Lawyer - GRR Restructuring Summit, Paul Hastings, New York, June 5, 2017
    • Author, "Market Trends: Latin America," LexisNexis (March, 2017)
    • Author, "Mexican Insolvency Laws Critiqued," IFLR (October, 2016)
    • Co-Chair, Inaugural 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)


    • Member of the American Bar Association Committee on Business Law
    • Member of New York City Bar Association
    • Member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

    Practice Areas

    Securities and Capital Markets
    Latin America
    Alternative Lender and Private Credit
    LIBOR Transition




    New York Bar


    New York University School of Law, J.D. 1990
    Bryn Mawr College, A.B. 1986

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