James C. Woolery

Former Chair, Business Development Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

James C. Woolery

James C. Woolery

Former Chair, Business Development Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Overview
Career Highlights

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Hudson Executive Capital LP

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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1971

Age

48

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Founder & Managing Partner at Hudson Executive Capital LP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Interim Dean, Honors Program & Executive Director & John R. Gaines Chair in the Humanities at University of Kentucky - Gaines Center for the Humanities

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James C. Woolery
Former Chair, Business Development Group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1994

The College of Law is a college of the University of Kentucky. Founded initially from a law program at Transylvania University in 1799, the law program at UK began operations in 1908; it was one of the nation's first public law schools. In 1913, the college became the first in the nation to institute a trial practice program, and is host to the tenth-oldest student-run law review publication in the United States. As noted, the UK College of Law began operations in 1908. It was housed in a structure now known as the Gillis Building from 1927 to 1936. In 1936, the College moved into the newly built Lafferty Hall. Lafferty Hall was named after William T. Lafferty, the first dean of the College of Law. The College of Law again relocated to its current building located on South Limestone in 1965. In 1913, the College began publication of the Kentucky Law Journal. The KLJ is the tenth-oldest student-run law journal in continuous publication in America. In 1925, the College was approved by the American Bar Association and was elected to the Order of the Coif in 1931.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1991

Wake Forest University is an institution of higher education dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. It operates Wake Forest College, a graduate school of arts and sciences, and four professional schools.

Memberships
Editor
Prior

The Kentucky Law Journal is the tenth oldest law review published by the nation's law schools. Publication has been continuous since 1913. Four issues are published annually by the University of Kentucky College of Law. The Journal is edited entirely by a student editorial board, with guidance from a faculty advisor. Each issue contains articles written by prominent national scholars and notes written by Journal members encompassing a broad range of legal topics.

Career History
Partner & Head, Mergers & Corporate Governance Practices
2017 - Current

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Chair, Business Development Group
1994 - Current

Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Founder & Managing Partner
2015 - 2016

Hudson Executive Capital is an investment management firm formed to identify opportunities where actionable strategic and corporate finance solutions can drive returns through Constructive Engagement with managements, boards and shareholders. The Founding Partners' strategic and operational experience, corporate finance expertise and extensive network of relationships will be directed towards value-oriented investment opportunities in industry verticals representing more than 80% of the S&P 500. The Firm's Founders and portfolio management team, working alongside the Firm's CEO Partners, will leverage their industry experience in Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology/Media/Telecommunication, Consumer/Retail and General Industrials. The Firm is founded by Douglas L. Braunstein, former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and James C. Woolery, former Chairman-elect, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
2014 - Prior

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2015
Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$2,500
2011

Secretary of Energy at United States Department of Energy

Transactions
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Global Payments Inc. purchases Total System Services, Inc.

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Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. purchases Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. from Fountain Healthcare Partners Ltd., Canaan Management, Inc., Sofinnova Ventures, Inc., Bay City Capital LLC, OrbiMed Advisors Private Equity, Longitude Capital Management Co. LLC

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Microsoft Corporation, Silver Lake Management Co. LLC, Dell, Inc. /Private Group purchase Dell, Inc.

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