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Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions




Jonathan Kim represents strategic buyers and sellers and financial sponsors in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. His experience includes both domestic and cross-border transactions spanning various industry sectors including technology, healthcare, consumer services, financial services and business services. Mr. Kim has worked on some of the market’s most significant transactions in recent years, including the second largest private equity-backed acquisition in the past three years and the largest private equity exit in 2019, according to Bloomberg.


  • Member, Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board for 2021, Law360
  • Corporate Law Committee, Asian American Bar Association of New York


  • Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.S., 1999
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2002

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Dechert LLP distinguishes itself with its strong global reach, acting for a wide range of private equity funds and other investors across key jurisdictions, and maintains its record in cross-border deals. The team works with its offices across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East on inbound and outbound work involving US investors or targets, and is able to provide lifecycle support to funds. The practice has continued to expand both in terms of clients, with Seawall Capital a standout client win, and at senior level, with Sarah Kupferman promoted to partner in January 2021 in recognition of her emerging role in buyouts and portfolio company M&A. Mark E Thierfelder  leads the team, and remains active on behalf of top clients including GIC, Cerberus, and CVC, representing GIC as part of a consortium in its landmark $34bn acquisition of Medline. Jonathan Kim continues to combine deal value and deal volume effectively, working with major funds on bulge-bracket and mid-market deals, while Ken Young divides his time between New York and Pennsylvania, co-heading the domestic PE team and handling complex, often cross-border deals in the technology, financial services and energy sectors, among others. Derek M Winokur  has closed a number of major strategic deals for One Equity Partners and portfolio companies during 2021, and also remains active on behalf of other strategic buyers and sellers Lawyers are in New York unless otherwise stated.