New Lateral Hires At Jones Day Offices Worldwide

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 13:41

Todd P. Kelly has joined the Dallas Office of global law firm Jones Day as a partner in the Health Care and Life Sciences practices, where his practice will focus on the representation of hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and other healthcare providers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and other complex transactional and regulatory matters. He was formerly a partner in the Dallas office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

The range of Mr. Kelly's experience includes the acquisition and divestiture of hospitals, ancillary service lines, medical practices, and other healthcare facilities operations; the structuring, implementation, and syndication of healthcare joint ventures, including hospitals, surgery centers, and ancillary services providers; and co-management and service-line management arrangements. He also regularly advises on hospital-physician contracting and relationships, physician employment and recruitment, physician practice management, and corporate practice of medicine issues.

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Johan Kleyn has been appointed as a Mergers & Acquisitions partner in the firm's Amsterdam office. Mr. Kleyn comes to the firm from Allen & Overy. In addition, the Amsterdam office welcomes Gerjanne te Winkel and Floris Pierik as of counsel in the Global Disputes and Mergers & Acquisitions practices, respectively. 

Mr. Kleyn will focus his practice on corporate matters with an emphasis on takeovers, corporate litigation, and board room counseling. He has practiced in London and New York as well as in Amsterdam, and he has been in the lead of many major Dutch and international transactions, including hostile takeovers.

Ms. te Winkel is a well-regarded litigator with 25 years of experience in corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. Her practice includes corporate litigation, professional liability, director’s liability, and M&A disputes. Ms. te Winkel also has an important practice in accountants’ liability matters both on the plaintiff’s and on the defendant’s side.

Mr. Pierik is an experienced M&A lawyer. His broad-based transactional and corporate advisory practice includes domestic and cross-border public and private M&A. His experience ranges from multijurisdictional contentious takeover scenarios to complex private equity and venture capital transactions. 

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Loren Weil and Matt O'Meara have joined the Chicago office as partners in the firm's global Banking & Finance Practice. Both of them arrive from the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP where they were partners in that firm's banking practice. They are the third and fourth new partners to join in Chicago in the last three months, and will be part of the more than 200 Jones Day lawyers around the world serving financial institutions.

Mr. Weil concentrates his practice on corporate finance transactions. With more than 25 years of experience representing banks and commercial lenders in loan transactions, workouts and other complex financial transactions, he has represented numerous financial institutions in secured and unsecured loan transactions in connection with sponsored acquisitions and other leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and senior debt facilities established for large corporate and middle-market borrowers.

Mr. O'Meara concentrates his practice on corporate finance transactions with a particular focus on large and middle-market leveraged buyout transactions. He also has extensive experience representing asset managers, banks, financial institutions, funds and issuers on a variety of financing structures including cash flow, asset-based and mezzanine finance transactions.

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David L. Burgert, a trial lawyer focused on patent disputes, has joined the Houston office of Jones Day as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice. He was formerly a partner at Houston's Porter Hedges LLP. 

In his 30 years in practice, Mr. Burgert has tried over 50 cases to jury verdict as lead counsel; argued appeals before the Texas appellate courts and the Fifth, Eighth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal; and handled arbitrations before panels of the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and the N.A.S.D. In his IP work, he has represented both patent holders and accused infringers in high-stakes and high-technology lawsuits, as well as representing leading brands on issues of Internet and trademark law.

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Bill Napier, one of Australia's leading projects lawyers, has joined the firm in Sydney as a partner in the Projects & Infrastructure Practice. Mr. Napier joins the firm after 22 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, and will work alongside John Cooper, another top name in projects, who recently joined the firm after 26 years at Allens.

Mr. Napier advises clients on project development and acquisition and debt and equity finance, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, government procurement and utilities sectors. He has extensive experience in commercial negotiations for, and with, governments.

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J. Andrew Jackson has joined the Washington office as a partner in the firm's Government Regulation Practice. Formerly a partner in Dickstein Shapiro LLP's Washington office, Mr. Jackson has served as a U.S. Department of Justice trial lawyer in False Claims Act and government contract litigation.

Besides defending clients against fraud and false claims allegations and litigating affirmative claims against the government, Mr. Jackson has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, including class action defense. His practice has spanned the pharmaceuticals, software, technology, engineering, construction and shipbuilding industries, among others.