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Jim Rossman

Jim Rossman

Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Preparedness
New York, NY, USA


Mr. Rossman is the Head of Corporate Preparedness at Lazard and advises clients in connection with preparing for and responding to shareholder activism.  Mr. Rossman joined Lazard in 2003 as the Head of its Capital Markets business and has over 20 years of experience as both a lawyer and investment banker.  Recent assignments include work for Barnes & Noble, Bob Evans Farms, Google, Health Management Associates, ITT and Oil States International and many other public and non-public situations.

Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Rossman was a senior equity capital markets banker at Lehman Brothers, where he led the firm's advisory work on share repurchases, dividend policies, IPO carve-outs, spin-offs and split-offs and origination for the business services, consumer/retail, financial sponsors and industrials sectors.  Prior to his work at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Rossman was a corporate lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in their New York and Brussels offices, specializing in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and debt restructuring. 

Mr. Rossman also served as Head of Capital Markets for the Americas at HSBC and Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets at Macquarie Capital Advisors.

Mr. Rossman is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Brooklyn Historical Society and is on the Board of Advisors of the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Rossman earned a B.A. cum laude in English from Kenyon College in 1985, an M.A. in English from The University of Virginia in 1988, and a J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1993.

Jim Rossman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Who and Why: The Targets and the Theses of Shareholder Activists - Preparing For Shareholder Activism: What You Need To Be Doing Now 2016, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate - Spin-offs 2017, Thursday, February 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Who and Why: The Targets and the Theses of Shareholder Activists - Who and Why: The Targets and the Theses of Shareholder Activists, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate - Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate, Thursday, February 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Who and Why: The Targets and the Theses of Shareholder Activists - Who and Why: The Targets and the Theses of Shareholder Activists, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate - Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate, Thursday, February 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Preparing For Shareholder Activism: What You Need To Be Doing Now 2016, Friday, December 16, 2016, New York, NY
Spin-offs 2017, Wednesday, March 01, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate - Spin-offs: The Decision to Separate, Thursday, February 23, 2017
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