Jones Day welcomes Faisal Delawalla as partner in Corporate Practice

Faisal Delawalla has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice. He is based in the Chicago Office.

Mr. Delawalla has broad experience representing both strategic and financial buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance. He has been a lead advisor in more than 100 completed significant transactions in traditional manufacturing, food and beverage, consulting, facility services, cryptocurrency, transportation, warehousing, logistics, commercial and industrial real estate, insurance, property management, and health and wellness products. Mr. Delawalla is also a trusted legal advisor for clients, providing counsel on key corporate projects, including restructurings and reorganizations, equity plans and incentives, governance, transaction-related disputes, and commercial contracts. 

"Faisal has advised both public and private corporations, as well as private equity funds, in significant M&A and corporate finance transactions throughout his career," said Randi Lesnick, Co-Leader of the Firm's Corporate Practice. "His dealmaking experience is an outstanding addition to our global practice and we are pleased to welcome him to Jones Day."

Mr. Delawalla joins the Firm's global Corporate Practice, which encompasses M&A and Private Equity. He will work alongside his colleagues to advise corporations and private equity sponsors on transactions and other corporate matters. 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 the Firm has acted on more deals than any other law firm in the world.

"Faisal is respected in the Chicago business and legal communities for his work on a number of high-stakes corporate transactions," said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago Office. "He will be a valuable asset to our clients and we are delighted to welcome him to our team here in Chicago."

Mr. Delawalla earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. He has also been active in mentoring younger attorneys and has been named three times to the Acritas Stars list of stand-out lawyers for exceptional service and professional excellence.

"Jones Day is among the leading firms for M&A and private equity-sponsored transactions, and is regularly cited as one of the top firms in the world for client service and professional excellence," said Mr. Delawalla. "The Firm's truly integrated business model fosters a culture of worldwide collaboration and singular focus on how to best achieve the client's objectives. I am excited to be part of the team here in Chicago and to work with my new colleagues around the globe to deliver for our clients."

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.