Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Jackie Cohen has joined the firm’s 500-lawyer New York office as a partner in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions practice.
Chambers-ranked for Corporate/M&A in New York, Jackie advises clients on complex, high-profile mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, spin-offs and strategic investments. She also advises clients on high-profile, and business-critical shareholder activism, takeover defense and corporate governance issues. In Chambers, clients praise Jackie’s “business focus” and describe her as an “excellent, technical practitioner.”
“Jackie has built a formidable practice in New York, advising clients on complex, market-leading transactions across industries and around the globe. Her talent and approach to representing clients is an ideal fit for our growing M&A team in New York,” said Chris Comeau, partner and head of the firm’s mergers & acquisitions practice.
“Jackie is a prolific deal lawyer. She has guided some of the world’s most complex transactions over the last decade for major corporations, household brand names, high-growth companies, and for preeminent investors and funds. She immediately strengthens our global transactions practice,” said Julie Jones, chair. “Throughout the legal industry, Jackie is respected as the trusted advisor she is.”
Ropes & Gray is a preeminent firm for complex transactions and corporate governance. In 2022, the firm has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate total value of more than $200 billion across technology, life sciences, health care and consumer brands.
“From large deals to middle-market transactions, Jackie knows how to unlock value for clients, no matter their objective or size,” said David Djaha, managing partner. “Her impressive record of leading sophisticated deals bolsters our firm’s global M&A practice.”
“Ropes & Gray’s M&A practice has experienced robust growth, captured market share, and expanded and added new clients,” Jackie said. “The transactions market is defined by complexity right now, and Ropes & Gray has the best team to help clients navigate it.”