R. KennethBoehner (Ken)

Of Counsel

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8062

Ken Boehner advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, financings, and joint ventures, with a particular focus on transactional matters where the key assets are intellectual property/technology. Most of his work involves a cross-border or international element. Ken has undertaken work for clients in the life sciences, medical devices, TMT (technology, media, and telecommunications), manufacturing, fashion/luxury goods, and consumer products sectors. He has particular experience assisting U.S.-based companies with their transactional matters in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia, using more than 15 years of international experience to translate the legal and cultural norms of these markets into a familiar context. In addition, Ken has worked extensively with the private equity and venture capital communities to develop strategies for the creation and release of value from intellectual property assets.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Ken lived and practiced for nearly 20 years in Brussels and London. While in Brussels, he served as European "outside" general counsel to a publicly traded telecommunications company, providing legal support to senior management as the company organized, operated, and ultimately disposed of significant investments in a number of mobile telecommunications enterprises in Europe and the Middle East. Following this period in Brussels, Ken spent almost 15 years in London, assisting clients with a variety of international transactional matters. During this time, he served as European managing partner of an AmLaw 100 firm, responsible for day-to-day management, strategic planning, and client service. This management role provided Ken with first-hand experience managing a large, international business.


  • Smith & Nephew acquires Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • HD Supply acquired by The Home Depot, Inc. for $8.8 billionJones Day advised HD Supply, Inc. ("HDS") in its $8.8 billion acquisition by The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot").
  • Vettery acquired Hired, Inc.Jones Day advised Vettery, Inc., a subsidiary of Adecco Group, in the acquisition of Hired, Inc., the leading marketplace for technology talent.
  • HD Supply Holdings separates into two industry-leading public companiesJones Day advised HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDS) in its demerger.
  • HD Supply sold its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business segment for $4 billion to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & RiceJones Day advised HD Supply Holdings, Inc. in the $4 billion sale of its Construction & Industrial--White Cap business (also known as "White Cap"), a leading distributor of specialty concrete and construction products and services in North America serving professional contractors, to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • OmniMax sells company to SVPGlobalJones Day advised OmniMax International, Inc., the leading national manufacturer of residential roof drainage systems and a top supplier of products for outdoor living, recreational vehicle, and other building end markets, in its acquisition by Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates ("SVPGlobal").
  • OmniMax sells Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day advised OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Tusker Medical, Inc.Jones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in the acquisition of Tusker Medical, Inc., the developer of the Tula System, an in-office solution for tympanostomy tubes (commonly known as ear tubes).
  • Louisiana-Pacific enters cooperation agreement with D.E. Shaw GroupJones Day advised Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in connection with a cooperation agreement with certain funds affiliated with D.E. Shaw.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Ceterix® Orthopaedics Inc. for up to $105 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc., the developer of a unique device that addresses complex meniscal tear patterns, for up to $105 million.
  • Adecco Group acquires General Assembly Space, Inc. for $412.5 millionJones Day advised The Adecco Group AG in its $412.5 million acquisition of General Assembly Space, Inc., a provider of work force educational curricula and training courses in the fields of technology, design, business, data, and digital marketing.
  • Adecco Group acquires VetteryJones Day advised The Adecco Group, the world's leading HR solutions partner, in its acquisition of Vettery, Inc., a digital professional permanent recruitment marketplace.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Rotation Medical Inc. for up to $210 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc in its acquisition of Rotation Medical Inc., a developer of a novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair, for an initial cash consideration of $125 million and up to $85 million over the next five years, contingent on financial performance.
  • Randstad acquires Monster for $429 millionJones Day advised Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), a leading human resources services provider, in the acquisition of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
  • Axiall acquired by Westlake Chemical for $33 per share in all-cash transaction with $3.8 billion enterprise valueJones Day advised Axiall Corporation in connection with Westlake Chemical Corporation's $3.8 billion enterprise value acquisition.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires EuroCiencia ColombiaJones Day represented Smith & Nephew Plc in the acquisition of the Colombian entity EuroCiencia.