Joy Gallup

Joy K. Gallup

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Joy K. Gallup is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Transactional Group and is based in the New York office. Joy has extensive experience in a broad range of cross-border corporate finance transactions as well as in negotiating complex, cross-border debt restructurings in Latin America. She continues to be recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Legal 500 Latin America Guide and Top 100 Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex.

Practice Focus

Joy represents underwriters and international issuers in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities. Her areas of concentration include cross-border liability management transactions, distressed and high-yield debt, green bonds, project bond offerings, syndicated loans and structured debt products (including securitizations and monetizations). Her practice also includes corporate reorganizations, secured lending transactions, equity tender offers and general corporate matters, including SEC reporting requirements.

Professional Honors

  • Ranked, International Counsel Banking & Finance, Chambers Global Latin America (2022-2023)
  • Ranked, International Counsel Capital Markets, Chambers Global Latin America (2022-2023)
  • Named, Top 100 Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex (2014-2023)
  • Named, Latin America's Top Female Lawyers, Latinvex (2014-2023)
  • Named, Mexico Private Practice Power List, Legal 500 (2022)
  • Recognized for Excellence, Legal 500 Latin America (2021)
  • Recognized, Chambers Latin America (2020-2022)
  • Recognized, Legal 500 Latin America Guide (2020)
  • Recognized, Chambers Global 2019
  • Recognized, Deals of the Year for representing parties, Bonds & Loans Magazine, 15 February 2018
  • Recognized, Dealmakers of the Year, The American Lawyer (2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • New York


  • New York University School of Law (JD) (1990)
  • Bryn Mawr College (AB) (1986)

Publications and Articles

  • Co-editor and author of Introduction, "The Guide to Restructuring," Third Edition (2023), Second Edition (2022) and First Edition (2021), Latin Lawyer 
  • Co-author, "The Guide to Restructuring - Chapter 11 as a Restructuring Option for Latin American Companies," Third Edition (2023), Second Edition (2022) and First Edition (2021), Latin Lawyer