Rising Star: Jones Day's James Dougherty

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- When Jones Day's market-leading mergers and acquisitions group needed a fresh face to manage the day-to-day activities of the practice, the firm tabbed young partner James Dougherty because — as global practice chair Robert Profusek said — he has an innate knack for M&A.

"Deal lawyers are a little bit like trial lawyers in the sense that it's a knack — you either have it or you don't," global practice chair Robert Profusek said. "You cannot teach someone to be the guy who commands respect in...
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