Steptoe Continues Expansion of M&A and General Corporate Practices With Addition of Jim Modlin

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that it has continued the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Jim Modlin as a partner in the New York office, focusing on M&A and general corporate service.

Modlin brings significant corporate and M&A advisory experience to Steptoe’s corporate practice, which continued its trend of targeted and aggressive expansion in both lawyer headcount and volume of complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions handled in 2021. This dynamic growth has been driven by client demand in the Caribbean and Latin American markets as well as domestic sectors such as crypto, cybersecurity, healthcare, and energy.

Modlin was previously a partner in the M&A practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, where he advised on high-profile transactions in the media, professional services, chemicals, and pharma industries, before joining EY as deputy general counsel for corporate and transactions in 2018. His practice focuses on advising management and corporate boards of public and private companies in the areas of M&A, capital structure transactions, governance and fiduciary duties, and commercial disputes.

“It is a truly exciting time to be joining Steptoe’s Corporate Group as the practice experiences rapid growth driven by demand from the firm’s broad client base. I look forward to working alongside such an accomplished and talented team of lawyers as we continue to build a market-leading practice while collaborating with Steptoe’s renowned tax, trade, export controls and sanctions, IP, real estate, bankruptcy, energy, transportation, and environmental teams.” said Modlin.

Modlin was ranked by Chambers USA for New York M&A in his previous practice. He received his J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a Stone Scholar, and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

About Steptoe

In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

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