Christina T. Roupas

Partner in Charge – Chicago
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I partner with public companies through every step of their life cycle – from IPO to strategic acquisitions and beyond.

About Christina

Christina is the partner in charge and one of the founding partners of Cooley’s Chicago office. A seasoned corporate and securities lawyer with more than 15 years of experience, Christina specializes in capital markets, representing issuers and investment banks in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as advising public companies on disclosure, governance and compliance matters.

Christina has extensive industry knowledge of the technology, life sciences, and retail and consumer products sectors, among others. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their strategic and financial goals while providing them with practical and tailored solutions. She is a recognized leader in her field, having been named to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under Forty and Crain’s Chicago Notable Women in Law lists. She also is regular speaker on securities law topics, and she serves on the executive committee of the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Christina also serves on the advisory board for Big Careers Little Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to connect Chicagoland’s most accomplished women professionals in the fields of law, finance, and business to empower them throughout their professional and parental journeys.

Christina’s representative experience includes advising:

Equity capital markets

  • Goldman Sachs, as representatives of the underwriters, in Rent the Runway’s $410.5 million IPO
  • BofA Securities, as representatives of the underwriters, in the DiCE Therapuetics $234.6 million IPO
  • Skillz in its $835 million follow-on offering*
  • Netstreit in its $233 million private placement of common stock pursuant to Rule 144A, Regulation D and Regulation S, subsequent $255 million IPO, $200 million follow-on offering* and $230 million follow-on offering
  • PetIQ in its $115 million IPO and subsequent $224 million follow-on offering*
  • Groupon in its $805 million IPO *
  • Jefferies and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, as representatives of the underwriters, in the $76.5 million IPO of Class A Common Stock of Postal Realty Trust and subsequent $52.3 million and $57 million subsequent follow-on offerings *
  • William Blair & Company in its $56 million follow-on offering for VSE Corporation*
  • Citigroup in its $145 million follow-on offering for Circor International*

Debt capital markets

  • PetIQ in the issuance of $143.8 million 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026*
  • BofA Securities as initial purchaser of $400 million 4.125% Senior Notes due 2029 of TriMas Corporation* 
  • TreeHouse Foods in the issuance of more than $2.0 billion of senior notes* 
  • Lear Corporation in the issuance of more than $3.5 billion of senior notes*
  • Various underwriters, including Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in numerous offerings of mortgage bonds and investment-grade debt by Exelon Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Baltimore Gas & Energy, Commonwealth Edison, Delmarva Power, Exelon Generation and PECO Energy Company*

Mergers & acquisitions

  • Affiliates of NexPoint Advisors in its $950 million acquisition of Jernigan Capital*
  • PetIQ in its $185 million acquisition of Perrigo’s animal health business*
  • Reyes Holdings in its $2 billion disposition of Reinhart Foodservice’s business to Performance Food Group Company*
  • Pacer International in its $335 million sale to XPO Logistics*
  • Federal-Mogul Holdings in its $305 million take-private sale to Icahn Enterprises*
  • X-Rite Corporation in its $480 million sale to Danaher Corporation*
  • PetIQ in its $210 million acquisition of VIP Petcare*
  • Hill-Rom Holdings in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Welch Allyn*
  • TreeHouse Foods in its $2.7 billion acquisition of the private brands operations of ConAgra Foods*
  • Echo Global Logistics in its $420 million acquisition of Command Transportation*

* Pre-Cooley experience


William & Mary Law School
JD, 2008, Articles editor, William and Mary Law Review

George Washington University
BA, 2005, History and Political Science

Rankings and accolades

Chambers USA: REITs – Nationwide (2021 – 2024)

Law360 Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board (2021-2022)

BTI Client Service All-Star Attorney (2018)

Super Lawyers: Illinois Rising Star (2016 – present)

The Legal 500 US: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2020)

IFLR1000: Notable Practitioner, Capital Markets: Equity and M&A (2019 – 2020)

Memberships and affiliations

National Association of Women Lawyers

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit)