WASHINGTON, March 7 -- The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Daniel J. Michaels has joined the Firm's Washington Office as a partner in its Private Equity Practice. He was previously a partner in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP."

Dan's experience facilitating some of the region's and the nation's most significant private equity deals will be enormously valuable to our clients here and around the world," said Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "His arrival is an important addition to our transactional practices in the District."

Mr. Michaels' practice concentrates on complex business transactions, with a particular focus on the representation of private equity funds and public and privately held companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. He regularly represents buyout funds and strategic buyers and sellers in domestic and international M&A, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, joint ventures, venture and growth capital investments, and debt and equity financings. Mr. Michaels also frequently advises clients on securities and corporate governance matters, equity incentive arrangements, private financings, and other general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Mr. Michaels represented The Carlyle Group in numerous matters, including in its $3.2 billion acquisition of the industrial packaging group segment of Illinois Tool Works; Arlington Capital Partners in numerous matters, including its acquisition and subsequent sale to Blackstone of MB Aerospace; and SunEdison in connection with its $2.2 billion acquisition of Vivint Solar. He also has represented MidOcean Partners, Murray Energy, and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, among many others.

"We're delighted that Dan has decided to join our worldwide team, and he will be a key member of our private equity practice here in the Northeast," said Andy Levine, the New York based co-leader of the Firm's Private Equity Practice. "We regularly provide a wide range of services to our private equity, venture capital, and sovereign investor clients, who include many of the world's most sophisticated investors. Dan's broad experience with both buyers and sellers on major transactions is a great fit."

Jones Day is a global law firm with 43 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.