The global law firm Jones Day announces that Lyle Ganske has been appointed Partner-in-Charge of its Houston Office, and Stephen Olson has been appointed to lead the transactional practices in the Firm's Texas Region.
"Stephen and Lyle bring extraordinary experience as both lawyers and leaders, and their appointments underscore our continued commitment to providing the highest level of transactional and corporate talent from Texas," said Matt Kairis, Partner-in-Charge of Texas for Jones Day. "Our clients will benefit both from their expansive transactional knowledge and boardroom counseling, as well as their extensive experience in navigating complex business decisions. In collaboration with Jones Day lawyers across practices and jurisdictions around the world, Stephen and Lyle have provided institutional solutions that protect and advance client interests in an array of industries, and I look forward to our continued work together on behalf of the Firm's clients."
A partner in the Firm's M&A Practice, Mr. Ganske advises large public and private companies, focusing primarily on M&A, takeovers, takeover preparedness, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. He has been involved in more than 50 transactions that each had a value in excess of $1 billion, and more than 50 proxy contests and battles for corporate control. Mr. Ganske serves as the Firm's Chair of Boardroom Development and Strategic Transactions and represents the boards of approximately 100 public companies on fiduciary duty-related matters and has experience with an array of industries, including energy, telecom, manufacturing, retailing, and process industries. He advised Marathon in its $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor.
"Having worked with clients throughout Texas, I look forward to growing our client relationships, working with our great lawyers in both Houston and Dallas, and collaborating with our partners worldwide on our clients' behalf," said Mr. Ganske.
Recognized among the leading M&A lawyers in the country, Mr. Olson is a partner in Jones Day's M&A, Private Equity, and Energy Practices and is based in its Houston Office. He counsels clients in connection with public and private acquisition and divestiture transactions, complex joint ventures, registered offerings, and private placements of debt and equity securities, as well as corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Mr. Olson has led numerous deals for Jones Day clients in Texas and around the world, including Arsenal Capital Partners' acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc., Global Oryx Company Limited (a subsidiary of the Abdul Latif Jameel Companies) investments in Rivian Automotive and Joby Aviation, Arsenal Capital Partners' acquisition of HistoGeneX, and several corporate matters for SilverBow Resources, Inc.
Added Mr. Olson, "We have extensive capabilities to serve clients across a number of industries, and I am excited to lead teams that deliver cutting-edge solutions to meet and exceed our clients' goals and needs, and to continue to grow our scale throughout Texas."
Jones Day lawyers throughout the Firm have led substantial transactional matters in Texas, including most recently advising Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the combination of its two master limited partnerships, MPLX and Andeavor Logistics LP (ANDX), where MPLX acquired ANDX in a transaction valued at $9 billion; Total S.A.'s acquisition of Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNG; Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. ("PRSI") and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc.; Diversenergy, LLC in its acquisition by Stabilis Energy, Inc.; and Noble Midstream Partners LP in its acquisition of an ownership interest in Saddlehorn Pipeline Company.