The new appointee has worked for almost four decades in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.
Paris-based Rothschild & Co has appointed Jay Goffman to its global advisory business in North America as vice chairman, reporting to Jimmy Neissa, who is head of the firm’s North America business.
Goffman will advise clients across global advisory’s restructuring, debt and merger and acquisition practices. He has joined from the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and will be based in New York.
“Jay is a global authority on restructuring and he is consistently recognized for his leadership in the industry. He is an innovative dealmaker and his experience and expertise will provide immense value to our clients as we continue to grow our business in North America,” Neissa said.
Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Goffman was the global co-head of Skadden’s corporate restructuring group; he has more than 36 years of experience in restructuring and M&A.