Jenner & Block names corporate partner for PE and M&A practices

Law firm Jenner & Block has hired Jason D. Osborn as a corporate partner for its private equity and M&A practices. Previously, Osborn worked Kirkland & Ellis where he was a partner.

PRESS RELEASE

CHICAGO, August 21, 2014 – Jenner & Block LLP is pleased to announce that Jason D. Osborn has joined the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices as a corporate partner in the Chicago office. An experienced private equity lawyer, Mr. Osborn will focus on representing private equity funds and public and private company clients in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, joint ventures, divestitures, private financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, and in related corporate governance, executive compensation and general corporate matters.

“The firm is committed to growing our corporate practice with talented lawyers of the highest caliber,” said Jenner & Block Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax. “Jason’s transactional and private equity experience is the right fit for our growing corporate practice and responds to our clients’ needs for additional depth and sophistication.”

Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of the firm’s corporate department, said, “Jason has built a successful private equity practice, and we are excited to add his talents to our growing roster of corporate talent.”

Mr. Osborn, who previously worked as a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has handled matters on behalf of Harren Equity Partners, Hudson Ferry Capital, Prairie Equity, Liberty Partners, GTCR, Evergreen Pacific Partners, Parthenon Capital and other well-known financial firms. He has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including health care, financial services, retail services and manufacturing.

“With its strong corporate and litigation practices, Jenner & Block provides an ideal platform for my clients to receive both highly personal and highly sophisticated legal services,” Mr. Osborn said. “ I’m excited to join Jenner’s corporate practice and be an important part of its growth and efforts to build upon its presence in the middle-market.”

A graduate of New York University, Mr. Osborn received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York.

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK’S CORPORATE PRACTICE
Jenner & Block has substantial corporate practices with experienced groups focusing on corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, corporate finance, tax, real estate, environmental, commercial law, bankruptcy and reorganization, benefits, employment, labor and executive compensation, and associations. We handle transactional work for a wide range of large public corporations as well as privately held businesses, financial institutions, prominent trade associations, nonprofit organizations, new ventures, and individuals. Our transactional partners have repeatedly been recognized as some of the profession’s leading dealmakers by Chambers USA and other leading publications.

ABOUT JENNER & BLOCK
Jenner & Block (www.jenner.com) is a national law firm with approximately 450 attorneys and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the firm is known for its prominent and successful litigation practice and experience handling sophisticated and high-profile corporate transactions. Firm clients include Fortune 100 companies, large privately held corporations, financial services institutions, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity investors. In 2014, The American Lawyer magazine named Jenner & Block as the number one Pro Bono Law Firm for the fifth time in seven years.

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