Jones Day issued the following announcement on Sept. 10.
The global law firm Jones Day announced that Patrick Belville has joined its Detroit Office as a partner in the Firm's M&A Practice. Mr. Belville rejoins the Firm, having spent the past four years as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, M&A, of Cardinal Health Inc., a global Fortune 20 healthcare company and longtime Jones Day client.
Tim Melton, Jones Day's Partner-in-Charge in Detroit, said, "I am thrilled to once again have the opportunity to work alongside Patrick. Adding Patrick and his private practice and in-house global M&A experience to our office further enhances our on-the-ground capabilities in Detroit. This is another step forward in our ongoing process, underway since we opened in late 2015, to attract world-class talent to our Detroit Office. In combination with our Firmwide resources, the Detroit Office offers access to an array of legal talent and capabilities that makes us unique in this market—and across the globe."
Mr. Belville led his Cardinal Health team in closing numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and other strategic transactions worth billions of dollars. He worked closely with Cardinal Health's C-suite, providing the executive team and the board of directors with strategic advice on all aspects of these transactions. He also directed legal support regarding tax, treasury, capital markets, and various other corporate functions. As a partner in Jones Day's Chicago office from 2007 to 2014, Mr. Belville represented a broad variety of clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings.
"Our growing M&A practice in Detroit will be well served by Patrick's return," said Bob Profusek, who chairs Jones Day's global M&A Practice. “He brings a wealth of experience, and also truly understands our unique 'One Firm' culture and devotion to client service."
Mr. Belville joins an M&A practice with more than 400 lawyers worldwide. Every quarter since 2000, Jones Day has done more M&A deals than any other law firm in the world. The Firm's approach is based on the recognition that M&A has moved from a fixation on deal papers and the conduct of ritualistic due diligence to true risk assessment, value-creation through transactional structuring, new governance processes, and the ability to marshal multiple practice disciplines on a seamless and cost-effective basis, frequently in multijurisdictional, even global, transactional settings. As a result, interdisciplinary teaming is the defining concept for M&A at Jones Day, through which the Firm brings extensive experience and scalable resources to bear on a real-time, cost-effective basis.
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