Pittsburgh - March 13, 2012 - The global law firm Jones Day announced today that three new lawyers have joined its corporate and mergers & acquisitions practice in Pittsburgh. David Grubman, partner, and Tom Zahn, associate, arrive from the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates, and Timothy Mann, a partner in Jones Day's Atlanta office, has relocated to Pittsburgh to lead these practices.
"The arrival of these three lawyers adds substantial depth to our strong corporate and transactional capabilities in Pittsburgh and is driven by the tremendous opportunity we see in this region for sophisticated, global corporate counsel as companies grow locally while simultaneously turning their eyes to even more opportunities outside the US," said Laura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Pittsburgh office. "We are also seeing increasing inbound investment by companies from around the world and, because Jones Day functions as One Firm Worldwide, we are in an unrivaled position to serve our international clients in their markets of interest, wherever they may be."
Mr. Mann's background combines legal practice and practical hands-on business leadership and investment experience. He has served as CEO and a board member of a NASDAQ-listed business services company as well as the interim general counsel for two multi-billion dollar revenue NYSE-listed manufacturing companies. He focuses primarily on public and private M&A and corporate governance, including executive compensation and general corporate counseling. Mr. Mann was previously a general partner in an Atlanta and Zurich based venture capital fund and was also the founder, CEO, and board member of a business services company that under his leadership completed more than 10 acquisitions and a successful IPO. His recent clients have included Georgia Gulf Corporation, Mueller Water Products, SFN Group, Marubeni Corporation, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Oak Hill Capital Partners, MPS Group, Inc. and Recruit & Co. Mr. Mann earned his J.D. from The University of Georgia, and his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Mr. Grubman, focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, venture capital investments and equity and debt securities offerings. He also regularly represents entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in capital raising transactions, merger and acquisition transactions and general corporate counseling. Mr. Grubman represents companies in a broad range of industries, including specialty pharmacy companies, nursing home operators, health care providers, energy companies, metals companies and telecommunications providers. Mr. Grubman was a member of the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2011 and serves as a director of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a B.S. from Cornell University.
Mr. Zahn focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including private and public company mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, commercial transactions and general corporate governance matters. He has represented companies in many industries, including aerospace, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, manufacturing and technology. Mr. Zahn earned his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law, and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.
"Dave and Tom have a strong, substantive experience base and we're delighted to have them join us," said Ms. Ellsworth. "They provide a terrific gateway to our global transactional practice for our clients in this region. And with more than 20 years experience in the legal profession, Tim's breadth of experience, his cross-border work, and his perspective from operating businesses and funds of his own make him a truly unique corporate counselor. His relocation from Atlanta combined with the arrival of Dave and Tom will be of tremendous value to our clients."
Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, the Fortune Global 500, and the FT Global 500.
Opened in 1989, the Pittsburgh Office offers a full range of legal services, with 50 lawyers representing clients in litigation and transactional matters including product liability, environmental and toxic torts, energy and construction, labor and employment, insurance recovery, aviation and transportation, tax planning and controversies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and intellectual property. Nationally, Jones Day topped Boston-based BTI Consulting Group's 2012 "Client Service A-Team" ranking, which identifies the top law firms for client service through a national survey of corporate counsel. Jones Day's client service score surpassed that of the second-ranked firm by a 196-point margin. For the 11th consecutive year, the Firm has won a place among BTI's "Client Service 30," the elite group within the "A-Team." The Firm has held the No. 1 spot in this survey for seven of those 11 years, and has always ranked in the top four.