Jeffrey ScottConnell (Jeff)


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Jeff Connell advises private and public companies in corporate matters, focusing his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Jeff also advises clients on general corporate governance matters and has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, consumer goods, energy, and manufacturing.

In addition, Jeff has experience in technology transactions and counsels clients on cybersecurity and data privacy matters, including data protection and risk management. He has advised companies on compliance with U.S. and international data protection laws as well.

Jeff was named a Pro Bono All-Star by the Georgia Bar Journal. Working with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, he maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting Georgia nonprofits in need of free business legal services. In addition to corporate pro bono work, Jeff has taken on a number of immigration projects; he recently secured an order for an unaccompanied minor to seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status that would permit the child to obtain lawful permanent residency, and he currently represents clients with claims for immigration relief in connection with Jones Day's Laredo Project.


  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Southern Company sells certain Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.5 billionJones Day advised Southern Company in three separate transactions for the sale of several of its Florida assets – Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas, and the entities holding Southern Power’s interest in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton – to NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) for an aggregate purchase price of $6.5 billion, including total equity value of approximately $5.1 billion.
  • Baker Hughes sells Rotoflow business to Air ProductsJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company, in the sale of its Rotoflow™ turboexpander business to Air Products (NYSE: APD).
  • 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.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Birch Communications' Cloud and Business Services business acquired by Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. for $600 millionJones Day advised Birch Communications, Inc. in the acquisition of its cloud and business services business by Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. for approximately $600 million in an all-stock transaction which included the purchase of 50 million shares of Fusion’s Common Stock and the refinancing of $444 million of Birch indebtedness.
  • ConstructConnect acquires Quote Software, Inc.Jones Day advised ConstructConnect, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Quote Software, Inc.
  • Deltek acquires OnviaJones Day advised Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses, in the $70 million acquisition of Onvia, Inc.
  • SAP acquires GigyaJones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Gigya, Inc., a market leader for customer identity and access management.
  • Lam Research acquires Coventor, Inc.Jones Day advised Lam Research Corporation in its acquisition of Coventor, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling solutions for semiconductor process technology, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • Jones Day secures dependency order for unaccompanied minorJones Day represented the uncle of a child, age 17, who had emigrated from Guatemala to the United States fleeing gang violence, sexual assault, hardship, and poverty.
  • Newell Brands sells fire starter and fire log business to Royal Oak EnterprisesJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pine Mountain® fire starters and fire logs business, and Diamond® matches, fire starters, lighters, toothpicks, and laundry business, to Royal Oak Enterprises, a leading manufacturer of charcoal and grilling products.
  • Rayonier completes $160 million public offering of Common SharesJones Day represented Rayonier Inc., a leading timberland real estate investment trust, in connection with its $160 million underwritten public offering of Common Shares.
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