October 19, 2021

Leading M&A lawyer Jon-Paul Bernard joins Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in New York

Growth trajectory in New York continues with 14th partner hire this year

Mayer Brown announced today that Jon-Paul (JP) Bernard has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. Mr. Bernard joins from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he had been a partner since 2008. He focuses his practice on financial institutions groups (FIG) and Fintech M&A and related strategic transactions.

“JP’s practice and experience on transformative FIG M&A and strategic transactions over the last two decades, fit squarely within the firm’s and corporate practice’s strategy of growing in our strongest industries and regions,” said Kevin Sheridan, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Corporate & Securities practice.

Mr. Bernard advises clients on various aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and restructuring transactions. He also has extensive corporate finance experience. His practice is particularly focused on joint ventures and financial services M&A.

“The depth and breadth of Mayer Brown’s financial services and technology capabilities and collaborative culture quickly made it clear to me that it was the ideal fit,” said Mr. Bernard. “The firm’s corporate and M&A groups provide unique and special opportunities to provide holistic solutions to my clients’ needs and will broaden the relationships that I have built over the course of my career.”

“JP’s decades of experience and superior relationships, including with many of our legacy clients, will be valued by the firm and our clients as we continue our focus on further growth of our market leading corporate practice in New York and globally,” added Matthew Ingber, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s New York office.

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