Jones Day, a global law firm, recently welcomed Katherine Blair as a new Partner in its Financial Markets Practice in Los Angeles. With almost 30 years of experience in corporate, securities, finance, IPOs, venture capital, and M&A matters, Ms. Blair brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm.

Ms. Blair’s expertise extends to advising both public and private companies, entrepreneurs, boards of directors, investment banks, and investors on various transactions. She is well-versed in SEC compliance, filings, disclosures, corporate governance, tender offers, going-private transactions, and stockholder matters.

Joining a team of 320 lawyers worldwide in the Financial Markets Practice at Jones Day, Ms. Blair will contribute to advising clients on complex cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, investigations, and litigation. The firm has a strong track record of facilitating over $1 trillion in financing transactions in the past five years.

Brett Barragate, Chair of the Americas region of Jones Day’s Financial Markets Practice, commended Ms. Blair for her skills in corporate and capital market transactions. He highlighted her experience in working with various industries, from financial services to consumer goods and manufacturing, as a valuable addition to the global practice.

David DiMeglio, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Los Angeles Office, praised Ms. Blair’s accomplishments in financial markets law and her appointment as a corporate director at publicly traded companies she has advised. Her deep understanding of securities laws and regulatory matters will be beneficial to clients navigating complex legal landscapes.

Having earned her law degree from Pepperdine Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, Ms. Blair expressed her excitement about joining Jones Day. She acknowledged the firm’s collaborative approach to client service and its expertise in banking and financial markets.

Jones Day, known for its client-centered approach, seamless collaboration, legal talent, and professional values, is pleased to welcome Ms. Blair to its team. With her extensive experience and dedication to client success, she is poised to make a significant impact on the firm’s Financial Markets Practice.