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Jonathan A. Dhanawade

Of Counsel, Corporate Department


Phone: 1(312) 499-6089
Fax: 1(312) 499-6189


Jonathan A. Dhanawade is Of Counsel in the Private Equity and M&A practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. Jonathan regularly represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings and equity investments (including PIPEs and growth equity investments). He also counsels clients on a range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements. Jonathan has worked on transactions in a variety of industries, including aviation, business and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, software, specialty chemicals and materials and technology.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    • Editor-in-Chief, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
    • Teaching Assistant, Negotiations
  • University of Delaware, B.A., International Relations, 2011
    • University of Delaware Honors Program
    • Founder and President, University of Delaware Rotary Club

Engagement & Publications

  • Bulk Transfers of Accounts in Broker-Dealer M&A: Regulatory Developments, Skadden’s 2016 Insights
  • I Got 99 Problems and They’re All FATCA, 35 Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business (2014)

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity




Illinois Bar
New York Bar


Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D. 2015
University of Delaware, B.A. 2011

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