Davis Polk Adds M&A Partner James Dougherty in New York from Jones Day

James Dougherty has joined Davis Polk in New York as an M&A partner. James advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including industry-changing combinations, takeover defense, leveraged buyouts, proxy contests, shareholder activism and corporate governance. Representing acquirers, sellers and special committees, he has worked on many high-profile M&A transactions. He also has significant experience with corporate carve-outs, going-private deals and spin-off transactions. “James is an excellent practitioner at the top of his game, and we are thrilled that he is joining Davis Polk as we continue to grow our elite M&A team,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “His arrival augments our capabilities for advising clients on their most complex and significant deals.”