Jones Day welcomes Ted Powers as Private Equity partner in Corporate Practice
Ted Powers has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice. He will be based in the New York Office.
Mr. Powers has more than 20 years of experience practicing corporate law, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock transactions, minority investments and general corporate and securities matters. He has played a lead role in negotiating, managing, and implementing a number of high-stakes private equity, M&A, and corporate transactions for clients in a wide range of industries.
"Ted works closely with directors, senior managers, and executive leadership as a valued business partner to successfully implement important transactions," said Andy Levine, Co-Head of the Firm's Corporate Practice. "His complementary experience in private equity and public M&A align in a deal market where the two areas increasingly overlap and sponsors increasingly transact."
At Jones Day, Mr. Powers joins the newly structured Corporate Practice, encompassing M&A and Private Equity. His work will primarily focus on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Jones Day consistently ranks among the top law firms in M&A and private equity representations in published league tables and over the last 20 years has acted on more deals than any other law firm in the world.
"Ted is highly regarded in the New York business and legal community for his work over the past two decades on all types of corporate transactions," said Lee DeJulius Jr., Partner-in-Charge of the New York Office. "We are excited to welcome him to the New York Office and look forward to his contributions at Jones Day."
Mr. Powers began his legal career as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Stan Bernstein, a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of New York, before beginning his career in private practice at some of the largest law firms in New York.
"Wall Street institutions regularly call on Jones Day to counsel them on key M&A and private equity-sponsored transactions, and the Firm is a leader in other areas of practice, such as financing, capital markets, tax, benefits, litigation, bankruptcy, and intellectual property, that are critical to the clients I work with," said Mr. Powers. "This breadth of practice excellence, along with its "One Firm Worldwide" structure that fosters a culture of global collaboration and commitment to teamwork, makes Jones Day the ideal firm for me."
Mr. Powers earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate of Study in Business and Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and his undergraduate degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University.