Jenner & Block has hired M&A lawyer Robert Rawn as a partner in the firm’s New York office.
Rawn comes to his new firm from Winston & Strawn, where he practiced for almost seven years. Prior to that, he was at Bryan Cave, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and Sullivan & Cromwell. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, regulatory issues and corporate governance.
“Joining Jenner & Block was all about the opportunity to work in a corporate practice with a strong and growing M&A focus that is aligned with my practice, representing public and large private companies in their transactions,” Rawn said.
Prior to his move, Rawn said he was familiar with Jenner & Block’s corporate M&A practice and had followed some of the firm’s recent high-profile deals, including General Dynamics’ $9.7 billion acquisition of CSRA, Snyder’s-Lance’s $6.1 billion sale to Campbell, and Lonza Group’s $630 million spinoff of its water case business to Platinum Equity.
Rawn’s hiring comes after a quiet year on the hiring front for Jenner & Block. The firm made only two partner-level additions in 2018—white-collar litigator Christine Braamskamp in May and white-collar defense lawyer Paul Feldberg in October. Both partners joined the firm’s London office.
“Rob’s deep experience and client relationships present a tremendous opportunity for the firm to continue to build our corporate practice, which is focused on public and large private company work,” Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of Jenner & Block’s corporate practice, said in a statement.
Winston & Strawn has lost several partners since October, according to data compiled by ALM Intelligence. The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rawn’s departure.