Jeff Litle is trusted by clients to guide them through their most important M&A and commercial transactions. His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, bankruptcy dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate finance, and significant commercial transactions. Jeff regularly advises clients in the health care, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, metals and mining, consumer products, and distribution industries. He heads the Firm's corporate practice in Columbus.
Representative matters include: Cardinal Health's acquisition of a majority stake in naviHealth, its acquisitions of Curaspan Health Group, RightCare Solutions, Tradex International and substantially all of the assets of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, and the sale of its physician office business to Henry Schein; Reynolds American's $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and concurrent $7 billion divestiture of competitive assets to Imperial Tobacco; Materion's $375 million senior secured credit facility and over $460 million in precious metal financings; L Brands' (Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works) international expansion and strategic relationships; and Patrón Spirits' worldwide distribution network for premium tequilas and other beverages. Jeff also represented Molycorp on its vertical mine-to-magnets integration strategy, including the company's $1.3 billion acquisition of Neo Material Technologies, its $390 million private placement of stock to a strategic foreign investor, its $100 million acquisition of a European alloy processor, its joint venture with Mitsubishi and Daido Steel, and its $1.8 billion bankruptcy restructuring.
Jeff is a frequent speaker on corporate topics and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions.
- Second Quarter 2008
Deal Lawyers Take Note: How Successor Liability For Export Violations Can Spoil Your Deal, Jones Day M&A Matters
- November 6, 2006
Two-Step Transactions Coming Back into Fashion: Reappraisal of the Best-Price Rule Could Revive a Once-popular Form of Corporate Courtship, coauthor, National Law Journal
- November 11, 2013
Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for first year law students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School
- November 2012
Jones Day hosts LCLD Group Mentoring Sessions for First Year Law Students at Ohio State University and Capital Law School
- Duke University (J.D. magna cum laude 1999); Miami University (B.S. in Economics summa cum laude 1996)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2016-present), including Lawyer of the Year (2020)
Recognized as a "National ‘40 Under 40’ Advisor" (2013), M&A Advisor