Jason Freedman Recognized as a Private Equity MVP of the Year by Law360

Rankings & Awards
September 27, 2022
Jay Freedman

Private equity partner Jason Freedman was chosen by Law360 as a 2022 Private Equity MVP. Law360 MVPs recognizes attorneys for outstanding achievements in their practice areas.

Law360 recognized Jason for leading complex and ambitious private equity-backed transactions. Those deals included advising TPG in both its $1.8 billion investment in a newly-reconfigured DirecTV, and in its sale of the higher-education software provider Ellucian to Blackstone and Vista Equity. Jason also advised TPG in its purchase of a majority stake in Nintex and an add-on acquisition of Israeli tech startup Kryon. 

Jason led large, cross-practice legal teams on numerous transactions over the past 18 months as he and the firm handled a record-high deal volume in private equity. In 2021, Ropes & Gray advised on the most private equity deals in the firm’s history, steering 220 transactions worth a combined $200 billion. 

“It was a good environment, an unprecedented environment, to do deals,” Jason told Law360. “People were, for a lot of the year, working from home and just focused on deals. The clients I work with and who work more broadly with the firm, everyone was just amazingly, incredibly busy.”

Jason’s stellar reputation is reflected in the consistently high-level of his work advising private equity firms and strategic investors at both a national and multinational level. In addition to TPG, Jason’s clients include Evergreen Coast Capital, Altamont Capital, Genstar Capital and HIG Capital, among others. 

The Law360 profile of Jason Freedman is here.