Press Release

Morgan Lewis Appoints New Managing Partner in Hartford Office

January 20, 2015

HARTFORD, January 20, 2015 – Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Jeffrey S. MacDonald as managing partner of the firm’s Hartford office effective immediately as the firm – now one of the largest in the world – begins a significant new chapter in 2015.

Mr. MacDonald is a corporate transactions partner with Morgan Lewis, handling mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financings, and general corporate and governance matters. With a focus on insurance and financial services industry transactions, he has experience structuring and negotiating private equity–sponsored leveraged buyouts, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, equity and debt portfolio investments and recapitalizations, as well as managing the formation, financing and licensing of new market entrants. Mr. MacDonald earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from Dickinson College.

“We are thrilled to have Jeffrey as a leader of our Hartford office, particularly at such an exciting time for the firm with our enhanced abilities to counsel and serve new and valued clients,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Morgan Lewis is dedicated to delivering the highest quality results to advance our clients’ legal and business interests – from Hartford to Tokyo, London to San Francisco, Silicon Valley to Moscow, and points in between.”

In November, Morgan Lewis welcomed more than 200 partners and nearly 600 other lawyers, legal professionals, and staff from Bingham McCutchen. Morgan Lewis offers clients global access to broad capabilities across a comprehensive spectrum of services and industries addressing virtually every aspect of corporate, financial, and asset management operations.