Law firm McGuireWoods has named Jason Griffith as a partner for its Chicago private equity team. Previously, he worked at Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff.
CHICAGO – Jason Griffith, an accomplished deal lawyer who advises private equity firms, companies and family offices in corporate transactions of all sizes, has joined McGuireWoods’ global private equity team as a partner in Chicago.
Griffith counsels clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments and restructurings, as well as general corporate matters. His experience includes middle-market transactions and deals exceeding $1 billion in value. He has represented buyers, sellers and lenders in deals across industries, including a transaction recognized as the Turnaround Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor.
Griffith comes to McGuireWoods from Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff in Chicago. He joins a McGuireWoods practice that consistently ranks among the leaders in U.S. and global M&A deals — including private equity transactions — in league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv.
“Jason’s experience in sophisticated transactions and his understanding of the challenges facing companies and investors add tremendous value for our clients,” said Tom Zahn, chair of the firm’ Corporate & Private Equity Department.
Griffith is the fourth partner to join McGuireWoods’ Chicago office this year, following antitrust litigator Holden Brooks, healthcare partner Rubin Pusha III, and product liability litigator Patrick Clyder.
“We are delighted to welcome Jason. He adds depth to our private equity team in Chicago and enhances the firm’s transactional strength nationwide,” said Christina Egan, managing partner of the Chicago office.
In addition to his transactional work, Griffith has an active pro bono practice. He has advised social ventures and nonprofit organizations in their formation and ongoing activities.
“McGuireWoods’ innovative and entrepreneurial private equity team has a well-deserved reputation as an industry leader,” Griffith said. “I am excited for the opportunity to help the firm build on this momentum for the benefit of our clients.”