Julie H. Jones

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1994; Order of the Coif
  • BA, magna cum laude, Wellesley College, 1991

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • New York, 2012
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Business Law Section of ABA
  • Member, Board of Overseers for Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Boston Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Boston Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Boston Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
  • The Legal 500 (2013-2018)
  • Law360 - Top 10 Female M&A Lawyers (2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2018)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008-2018)
  • The American Lawyer's "45-under-45" (2011)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008-2018)
  • The Business Journals, Influencers List: Law (2018)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2011)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2008-2016)
  • Dealmaker of the Week,” The American Lawyer (2010)

Julie H. Jones

Partner

One of the world’s premier corporate lawyers, Julie was appointed chair-elect of Ropes & Gray in 2017 and has served on the firm’s management committee since 2011. Julie has been honored as one of The American Lawyer’s prestigious “45 Under 45,” and was named “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 and as M&A “Lawyer of the Year” in both 2016 and 2018 by The Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers ranks Julie in its Band 1 for Corporate/M&A.

Over the course of her career, Julie has led numerous multibillion-dollar deals, prompting clients to describe her as a “preternaturally cool-headed negotiator.” She has guided blockbuster deals across industries, including in health care (represented IASIS Healthcare in its sale to Steward Health Care, creating the largest for-profit hospital operator in the United States), technology (represented TPG in its investment in Etsy), medical devices (represented TPG in its acquisition of Exactech, a leading provider of innovative bone and joint restoration products) and retail (represented Petco in its sale to CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board).

Julie’s ability to combine her leading expertise in federal securities laws with business acumen has caused clients to describe her as unique in the marketplace. Chambers commented “she can get down into the nitty-gritty and go head to head with the nerdiest, but she can also step back and be a field general for the client, seeing the big picture.”

Julie is a member of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and a frequent speaker on securities law matters for various other professional organizations. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Cornell Law School.

Experience

  • Represented TPG in its acquisition of Exactech, a leading provider of innovative bone and joint restoration products.
  • Represented IASIS Healthcare in its sale to Steward Health Care, creating the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the United States.
  • Represented TPG in its investment in Etsy, Inc.
  • Represented TPG in its $4.2 billion acquisition from Intel of McAfee Security Unit.
  • Represented TPG in its acquisition of Beaver-Visitec International, a leading provider of specialized surgical devices. 
  • Represented Petco, a leading pet specialty retailer, in its sale to CVC Capital Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
  • Represented TPG in the sale of Par Pharmaceuticals to Endo International.
  • Represented Thomas H. Lee Partners in its $750 million acquisition of Curo Health Services, a leading hospice care provider.
  • Represented TPG in its acquisition of Arden Group.
  • Represented Party City Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, in its IPO and its acquisition of NYSE listed iParty Corp.
  • Represented TPG in its investment in Advent Software, Inc.
  • Represented Taylor Morrison, one of the largest public homebuilders in North America, in its IPO.
  • Representing Avaya, Inc. in its $1.5 billion bond exchange offer and its proposed IPO.
  • Represented LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer network, in its $522 million IPO. The IPO is believed to be the largest U.S. IPO of 2010 for a private equity portfolio company.
  • Represented TPG in the $3 billion acquisition of J. Crew Group, Inc., a leading American clothing retailer.
  • Represented Thomas H. Lee Partners in its $1.1 billion acquisition of inVentiv Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical services provider.

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