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Stephen T. Olson


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  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 2006); The University of Georgia (B.B.A. in Banking and Finance 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and Texas

Widely recognized as one of the leading M&A lawyers in the country, Stephen Olson counsels clients in connection with public and private acquisition and divestiture transactions, complex joint ventures, registered offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, as well as corporate governance and other general corporate matters. His clients include private equity firms, private and mature public companies, and investment banking firms.

Stephen has worked with clients across a diverse number of industries, including energy upstream, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, oil field services, finance, media, health care, telecommunications, and technology.

Stephen maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly serves as outside legal advisor to one of the largest NGOs in the world. He works with international financial institutions, such as The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on projects related to advancing the rule of law and the safeguarding and stewardship of sovereign wealth in developing nations. He regularly travels and meets with national ministries and other government officials in efforts to help facilitate the use of sovereign wealth to build sustainable infrastructures and improve basic living conditions in various African nations.

Stephen serves the Firm as the Hiring Partner for the Houston Office and as a member of Jones Day's Global Training Committee.

Honors & Distinctions

  • M&A Advisor, Middle Market Deal of the Year Award (2010)

    M&A Advisor, Sector Deal of the Year ($100 million to $1 billion), technology, media, and telcom category (2012)

    Judge, M&A Advisor International M&A Awards (2015)

    "Rising Star": New York Metro Super Lawyers (2014-2017) and Texas Super Lawyers (2011, 2013-2017)
Stephen Olson