Akin Gump is pleased to announce that corporate lawyer Jason Koenig has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Koenig is a seasoned mergers and acquisitions lawyer with extensive experience in private equity and distressed M&A transactions and shareholder activism. His practice comprises M&A, private equity investments, joint ventures, and cross-border and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on matters relating to corporate governance and shareholder activism.
Discussing Mr. Koenig’s arrival, Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith said, “I am delighted to welcome Jason to the firm. His M&A and shareholder activism experience is extremely relevant to our transactional clients. Jason’s arrival is an excellent example of the success of our strategic growth plan and follows the arrival of several corporate partner additions across the firm’s major offices, including Dallas-Fort Worth, London, Los Angeles and New York, in the past year.”
Corporate practice co-head Zachary Wittenberg added, “Jason comes to us at a particularly opportune time, given the increased volume of private equity and distressed M&A transactions and shareholder activism. His broad transactional background will be a great resource to many of the firm’s clients. Jason is a great addition to our transactional team.”
Mr. Koenig said, “I am very happy to join Akin Gump’s top-tier corporate team and bring my know-how in private equity, distressed M&A and activism to assist clients with their challenges and goals. The firm’s capabilities and track record are rightly well known, and I’m sure my practice and clients will benefit from the depth of knowledge and experience on Akin Gump’s global platform.”
Mr. Koenig received his B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill University Faculty of Law, and his B.A. from Dickinson College. He comes to Akin Gump from McDermott Will & Emery. Earlier in his career, Mr. Koenig was an investment banker at Jefferies Group LLC.