Rothschild & Co today announced that Jay Goffman has joined its Global Advisory business in North America as Vice Chairman. Reporting to Jimmy Neissa, Mr. Goffman will advise clients across Global Advisory’s Restructuring, Debt and M&A practices. He joins from the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and will be based in New York.

“Jay is a global authority on restructuring and he is consistently recognised for his leadership in the industry. He is an innovative dealmaker and his experience and expertise will provide immense value to our clients as we continue to grow our business in North America,” stated Jimmy Neissa,Head of Rothschild & Co North America. “Jay’s proven ability to develop business-oriented solutions for clients and to create deep long-term relationships makes him a strong fit with our culture. We welcome Jay to the firm.”

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Mr. Goffman was the Global Co-Head of Skadden’s CorporateRestructuring Group and has over 36 years of experience in restructuring and M&A. He has beennamed among The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers by The National Law Journal and has been recognised for his dealmaking ability by publications such as American Lawyer and Financial Times, where he was recognised as a “pioneer” and a leader of out-of-court and pre-packaged restructurings. He has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal on several occasions, including his record-setting restructuring of Blue Bird Bus Co., which was completed in 32 hours. He was also responsible for engineering the quickest billion-dollar pre-packaged restructuring in history with his six-day process of Roust Inc. in 2016. Mr. Goffman holds a BS from The State University of New York at Binghamton and a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In his role as Vice Chairman, Global Advisory North America, Mr. Goffman will report to Mr. Neissa and will work closely with Homer Parkhill and Stephen Antinelli, Co-Heads of North America Restructuring.

Mr. Goffman stated, “Having worked alongside Rothschild & Co throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand why they have a reputation for providing best-in-class advice to clients. I look forward to working closely with Jimmy, Homer, Steve and the rest of the leadershipteam to continue growing the firm’s client base in North America.”