Katherine Blair, Jones Day Partner in Financial Markets.

Katherine Blair Joins Jones Day’s Los Angeles Office as partner in Financial Markets Practice

The global law firm Jones Day announced today that Katherine Blair has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Financial Markets Practice. She is based in Los Angeles.

Ms. Blair has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on corporate, securities, finance, IPOs, venture capital, and M&A matters. She works with both public and private companies, entrepreneurs, boards of directors, investment banks and investors in a broad range of transactions, including private offerings, and secondary, registered-direct, at-the-market, PIPE and Reg A+ offerings. Ms. Blair has particular experience advising clients on SEC compliance, filings and disclosures, corporate governance, tender offers, going-private transactions and stockholder matters, including proxy proposals, and contests.

At Jones Day, Ms. Blair joins a team of nearly 320 lawyers worldwide in the Financial Markets Practice, who advise clients on the full range of complex cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, investigations and litigation. Jones Day has helped clients close more than $1 trillion in financing transactions over the last five years, including many precedent-setting financings. The Firm’s Financial Markets Practice represents a diverse client base of global financial institutions, issuers, borrowers, funds, asset managers, and fintech companies.

“Katherine is highly skilled in representing companies and investors in various corporate and capital market transactions, and regularly works with companies on day-to-day corporate matters, including counseling of boards of directors, corporate governance compliance, and the preparation and review of SEC reports,” said Brett Barragate, Chair of the Americas region of Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice. “This robust experience in a diverse range of industries — from financial services and REITs to consumer goods and manufacturing — is an excellent addition to our global practice. I’m delighted to welcome her to Jones Day.”

Ms. Blair also leverages her deep knowledge of securities laws to advise clients on how to navigate state and federal regulatory matters with the SEC, FINRA, NYSE, NYSE American, and Nasdaq.

“Katherine is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished financial markets lawyers in L.A. and has even been appointed to serve as a corporate director at publicly traded companies that she has advised,” said David DiMeglio, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Los Angeles Office. “Her experience in securities and corporate law, capital raising strategies, and corporate governance is a tremendous addition to our team in Los Angeles.”

Ms. Blair earned her law degree from Pepperdine Law School and her undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego.

“Jones Day has a reputation for bringing a truly collaborative approach to client service and a deep understanding of the banking and financial markets,” said Ms. Blair. “My goal is to help clients navigate the complex corporate, securities and governance landscape so they can successfully achieve their operational and liquidity goals. I believe that my new colleagues in Jones Day’s global Financial Markets group and the firm’s L.A.-based lawyers are aligned with this mission. I look forward to joining the team.”

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.