Jones Day Adds Three Attorneys to New York, Boston Offices
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Global law firm Jones Day. announced in recent days it has added three attorneys to its Boston and New York offices.

M&A attorney David Brewster joins the Firm’s Boston Office as a partner. Alice Yurke and Jonathan Ching join the firm’s New York office in the Banking & Finance Practice; Yurke as partner and Ching as counsel.


Brewster joins the firm from Skadden’s Boston office, where he was a partner, and where he worked for over 25 years.

Brewster’s experience includes advising a wide range of companies on corporate and transactional matters. He has also represented clients ranging from large publicly traded corporations to middle market private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, corporate finance, takeover preparedness, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling. He has provided counsel in the areas of high tech products and services, biotech and other life sciences, financial services, reinsurance, retail, and manufacturing.

Brewster is an active member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and The Boston Lawyers Group.

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Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Boston Office was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “David is a terrific M&A lawyer with significant experience in complex transactional matters. His joining the Boston Office immediately places Jones Day among the leaders of Boston M&A and moves us closer to our goal of creating a full-service office locally, while introducing Boston-area companies to Jones Day’s global capabilities. From his deep roots in the Boston area and the breadth and depth of his M&A experience here, David has a well-developed sense of what it takes to service M&A clients in this region. We share David’s vision and are delighted he has chosen to execute it with Jones Day.”

Bob Profusek, leader of Jones Day’s global M&A Practice was quoted as saying: “David’s significant experience in a wide range of industries and transaction types is obviously a coup vis-à-vis the New England market, but will also add significantly to our ability to serve clients throughout the world. His addition gives us added depth on a number of transactional fronts.”

Alice Yurke joins from Ashurst LLP; there she was a partner in the Finance Practice. Jonathan Ching joins from a global investment firm; there he served as a vice president and counsel.

Mark Sisitsky, co-leader of Jones Day’s Banking & Finance Practice was quoted as saying: “We are pleased to welcome Alice and Jonathan to the Firm. Their substantial experience in financial products and related regulatory issues will enhance our structured finance and derivatives practice and will be of great value to our clients as they face both challenging new regulations and changing financial markets.”

Yurke concentrates her practice on structured products, including equity-, credit-, hedge fund- and commodity-linked structures in both U.S. and offshore markets. She has significant experience advising financial institutions in structuring products for hedging, arbitrage, balance sheet management, and liquidity purposes across a variety of sectors. She regularly advises clients on products involving principal protection; as well, she has is knowledgeable in the area of bank lending, and advises clients on regulatory concerns including risk-based capital, bankruptcy and workout issues, as they relate to derivatives and loan transactions.

Ching concentrates his practice on structured products and their applications in trading and capital markets. He has managed a variety of transactions regarding product structuring, valuation, and margin arrangements; insolvency issues; and trade unwinds. He has significant experience in negotiating documentation for transactions. He also has a great deal of experience working with U.S., U.K., and European Union regulators, and industry groups relating to the regulation of OTC derivatives.

Willis Goldsmith, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s New York Office was quoted as saying: “Alice and Jonathan are great additions to the Firm and our Banking & Finance team.  Their significant experience in complex structured finance transactions adds even more capacity to serve our clients not only here in New York, but also around the world.”

Global law firm Jones Day employs over 2,500 attorneys and provides significant legal representation for more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.



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