Biographies

With 1,100 attorneys located in 11 offices in the world’s leading centers of finance, business, technology and government, Ropes & Gray provides clients with the highest quality legal advice wherever their business and legal needs may arise. Our attorneys, who come from diverse backgrounds in both the private and public sectors, offer clients deep knowledge and rich experience across industries, disciplines and geographies.

Featured Attorneys

  • Keith H. Wofford

    Keith, based in New York, focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, primarily acting on behalf of investment funds specializing in distressed debt.

  • Robert S. Fischler

    Robert, based in New York, recently won a Second Circuit appeal affirming the dismissal of shareholder claims.

  • Bryan Chegwidden

    Bryan, co-leader of the Investment Management Group, represents mutual funds, independent directors and some of the country's largest investment advisers.

  • Jane D. Goldstein

    Jane is co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and head of the firm’s Retail & Consumer Brand practice.

  • David C. Chapin

    David is the managing partner of the firm, and focuses on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions involving public companies.

  • Hiroyuki Hagiwara

    Hiroyuki has years of experience representing international technology and life sciences companies in cross-border IP licensing and litigation matters.

  • J. Steven Baughman

    Steve recently won a ruling from the U.S. PTO in the first-ever covered business method review trial, created by the America Invents Act.

  • Jay J. Kim

    Based in New York, Jay is co-head of the global finance practice; he focuses on leveraged finance, cross-border financings and other transactions.