Jones Day partner Shannon Finch recognized among Australasian Lawyer's inaugural "Most Influential Lawyers"

Jones Day partner Shannon Finch has been named to Australasian Lawyer's first "Most Influential Lawyers" list. Ms. Finch, who is based in Jones Day's Sydney Office, and is part of the Firm's M&A Practice, was recognized in the "Changemakers" category for the inaugural list. The lawyers named in this category were chosen for being "leaders, innovators or catalysts for positive change in the profession."

Ms. Finch has experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, debt capital markets, restructuring, and workouts. She advises boards and companies on governance and M&A matters including continuous disclosure, directors duties, shareholder activism, takeover approaches, and executive compensation. Regarded as a pre-eminent corporate lawyer, Ms. Finch has been involved with Australian corporate law reform in the past four years as national Chair of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia. She made important contributions to emergency corporate law, capital markets, governance and insolvency measures that were implemented throughout the COVID-19 crisis. She has also been an active leader in the legal profession, including the Glass Elevator mentoring program and pro Bono work for Chief Executive Women.

"A place on the list is clear recognition and affirmation of a candidate's hard work and dedication to rising above the unique challenges that the industry faces," according to Australasian Lawyer.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.