Ronald R. Jewell is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Mr. Jewell advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and joint ventures and represents private equity, hedge, mezzanine, debt and distressed funds in their investment activities. He also has experience in counseling directors and special committees in general corporate and corporate governance matters.
His practice covers a broad range of industry sectors, including consumer products, apparel, textiles, retail, life science and health care, telecommunications and media, equipment leasing, manufacturing, construction, natural resources, industrial chemicals, defense, and transportation. Mr. Jewell's experience encompasses numerous cross-border transactions, including the involvement of Latin America, where he has been active in representing international hedge funds in portfolio investments, and corporate clients in joint ventures, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements. He also is a member of the firm's U.S.-India practice team, particularly with respect to cross-border transactions.
Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Jewell was a partner with Dechert LLP in New York. He was an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Office of the General Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control) and an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Division of Corporation Finance).
Mr. Jewell has been recognized as a top lawyer for corporate/mergers and acquisitions by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers noted his abilities in complex transactions and his "comprehensive knowledge of the deal issues," and that he "impresses market sources with his intelligence and pragmatism at the negotiating table." Mr. Jewell also has been listed as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 United States.
Mr. Jewell is admitted to practice in New York and Maryland, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.