Daily News: February 26, 2013

JPMorgan M&A Co-Head Leaves to Join Cadwalader

Bloomberg reported that Jim Woolery, co-head of JPMorgan Chase’s North American mergers and acquisitions practice is leaving the bank for a senior position at law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

Bloomberg said, based on an interview, that Woolery will join Cadwalader as deputy chairman. Woolery, who joined JPMorgan in January 2011, previously spent 17 years as an M&A lawyer for Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Bloomberg notes that Woolery advised Dell on founder Michael Dell’s offer to take the company private with Silver Lake Management for $24.4 billion, a deal that helped propel JPMorgan to the top spot among mergers advisers in North America.

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