The global law firm Jones Day
announced today that Bruce W. Raphael, an M&A lawyer focused on the
financial services, insurance, and life sciences industries, has joined the
Boston office as a partner. Mr. Raphael chaired the firmwide M&A and Banking
Practice groups at his former firm, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP.
"Bruce's arrival adds depth to our transactional capabilities in Boston and
marks a continuation of our efforts to attract terrific lawyers to help us grow
our local and national practices," said Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones
Day's Boston office. "He's a great addition to the Firm."
Bruce focuses his practice in corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and
acquisitions, and represents public and private buyers and sellers. He works
with clients involved in a variety of industries, including financial services,
insurance, life sciences, telecommunications, gaming, manufacturing and
technology, often in cross-border transactions.
"Bruce's industry backgrounds compliment our deal capabilities nicely and
give us more strength in industries that are flourishing not only throughout New
England, but also around the world," said Bob Profusek, Chairman of the Global
M&A practice at Jones Day. "His experience will be of great importance to
our clients and to our transactional capabilities everywhere."
In 2008, Institutional Investor News recognized Bruce as one of "10 Rising
Stars of Private Equity and M&A Law," and Investment Dealers' Digest
selected one of his transactions, Takeda Pharmaceutical's $8.8 billion
acquisition of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, as its healthcare deal of the year.
He has also been recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by both Legal 500 and
Bruce has an LL.M in Banking Law from Boston University School of Law. He
also holds degrees from Boston College Law School (J.D.), and Colby College
(B.A.), Bruce is licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts.