Winston & Strawn added corporate counsel Jeffrey R. Shuman as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office and as a member of its capital markets practice.

In nearly two decades of corporate work, Shuman has focused his practice on meeting the corporate and transactional needs of public and private companies across a range of M&A and capital markets transactions in addition to providing general corporate counsel. Shuman has worked on numerous M&A transactions valued at more than $1 billion across a range of industries, including automotive, defense, healthcare, real estate and technology. Shuman has experience advising clients, including special purpose acquisition vehicles and post-merger companies, on public and private securities offerings of equity and debt securities and registered and unregistered exchange offers.

“I am excited to join Winston & Strawn’s highly regarded global corporate practice,” Shuman said. “As corporate activity continues to increase in volume and legal complexity in the post-COVID-19 environment, I look forward to helping Winston’s clients navigate the complex issues they confront as they seek to achieve optimal results for their businesses and shareholders.”

“Jeff brings a strong record of success helping clients to engage the capital markets and providing counsel to some of the country’s biggest companies,” Linda Coberly, managing partner at Winston & Strawn, said. “Jeff joins Winston & Strawn at an ideal time, as Chicago’s business environment continues to see higher activity rates for companies across the lifecycle, from early-stage venture to private turnarounds.”

Shuman is recognized for his mentorship work with associates and contributes regular views on SEC and exchanges’ listing rules and securities regulation to legal journals and media.

“Jeff’s experience will be invaluable for our clients seeking corporate counsel across all types of transactions and securities issuance,” Tom Fitzgerald, chairman at Winston & Strawn, said. “We are confident he will be an immediate asset to our clients as they pursue new listings, issue new debt instruments and undertake more acquisitive activity in this environment.”