Editorial & Advertiser Disclosure Global Banking And Finance Review is an independent publisher which offers News, information, Analysis, Opinion, Press Releases, Reviews, Research reports covering various economies, industries, products, services and companies. The content available on globalbankingandfinance.com is sourced by a mixture of different methods which is not limited to content produced and supplied by various staff writers, journalists, freelancers, individuals, organizations, companies, PR agencies Sponsored Posts etc. The information available on this website is purely for educational and informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any of the information provided at globalbankingandfinance.com with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. Globalbankingandfinance.com also links to various third party websites and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the information provided by third party websites. Links from various articles on our site to third party websites are a mixture of non-sponsored links and sponsored links. Only a very small fraction of the links which point to external websites are affiliate links. Some of the links which you may click on our website may link to various products and services from our partners who may compensate us if you buy a service or product or fill a form or install an app. This will not incur additional cost to you. A very few articles on our website are sponsored posts or paid advertorials. These are marked as sponsored posts at the bottom of each post. For avoidance of any doubts and to make it easier for you to differentiate sponsored or non-sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles on our site or all links to external websites as sponsored . Please note that some of the services or products which we talk about carry a high level of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. These may be complex services or products and we request the readers to consider this purely from an educational standpoint. The information provided on this website is general in nature. Global Banking & Finance Review expressly disclaims any liability without any limitation which may arise directly or indirectly from the use of such information.

JIM WOOLERY JOINS KING & SPALDING IN NEW YORK

King & Spalding announced today that Jim Woolery has joined the firm’s Corporate group in New York as a partner and head of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Governance practices. Woolery will lead a team advising clients on a wide variety of corporate issues, including activist defense and complex transactions.

“We are extremely pleased to strengthen our corporate capabilities and opportunities in New York with a senior deal-maker, strategic advisor and board counselor of Jim’s caliber,” said Robert D. Hays, chairman of King & Spalding. “The addition of Jim to the firm is consistent with our strategy to increase our corporate presence in New York. Jim’s legal, investment banking and hedge fund experience and extensive network of relationships with CEOs, directors and general counsel provide him with insight and tactics few others have. Our public company clients will welcome Jim’s innovative approach to preventing and defending against activists.”

“I am very pleased to be joining King & Spalding, which is a firm that has tremendous growth momentum, a strong global platform and a commitment to client service that matches mine,” said Woolery. “It also has a true entrepreneurial energy and in my extensive conversations with the firm – with Robert and other partners as well as associates – I was impressed with both the people and the firm’s long-term commitment to its corporate strategy. I see an exciting opportunity to leverage my experience to serve K&S’s impressive list of clients and establish a truly unique and world-class practice in New York.”

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Woolery was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he also established and led Cravath’s Business Development and Strategy Group. After 17 years at Cravath, Woolery became co-head of North American Mergers and Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. In 2013, Woolery joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as deputy chairman and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, where he advised numerous companies on a variety of corporate issues, and was responsible for business development, strategy and external relations. Most recently, Woolery was a founder and managing partner of Hudson Executive Capital, an investment firm established with numerous public CEO partners and investors that sought to create value in U.S. middle-market companies through constructive shareholder engagement.

Over his career, Woolery has advised on over $750 billion in transactions. His clients ranged from the world’s largest corporate and financial institutions to middle-market companies all looking to grow their business and maximize shareholder value. Notable transactions on which Woolery has worked include two of the biggest leveraged buyouts in history: the acquisition of Dell by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners and the buyout of TXU Corp. by KKR and TPG. He also has deep experience advising boards in takeover and activist situations, including Air Products’ public tender offer and proxy fight for Airgas and Clorox’s successful defense against Carl Icahn.

Woolery has been one of the leading voices on improving the dialogue between shareholders and boards. He was a co-founder of the Shareholder-Director Exchange (SDX), an initiative comprised of leading independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most influential long-term institutional investors. This initiative created the SDX Protocol, a set of guidelines to provide a framework for shareholder-director engagements.

At King & Spalding, Woolery will help lead the firm’s Lead Director Network, which brings together a select group of lead directors, presiding directors and non-executive chairmen from many of America’s leading companies for private discussions about how to improve the performance of their corporations and earn the trust of their shareholders through more director and long-term shareholder engagement.