Jay O. Rothman is a partner, business lawyer, and the chairman and CEO of Foley & Lardner LLP. Jay practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law, takeover defense, and general corporate and business law. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and the former chair of the Transactional & Securities Practice.
Among other transactions, he has structured and negotiated numerous acquisition transactions in various industries and has represented both underwriters and corporate issuers in various public offerings of both debt and equity securities.
Jay also regularly counsels publicly-held companies regarding compliance matters under federal and state securities laws. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice and the Energy Industry Team.
Prior to joining Foley in 1986, Jay served as a law clerk to the Hon. Harlington Wood, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He graduated, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1985 and received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Marquette University in 1982, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional Memberships :
Jay is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Bar Association. He also serves on the board of directors of Quad/Graphics, Inc. and Mayville Engineering Company, Inc.