Jay Schifferli

Jay Schifferli

Jay Schifferli

Jay Schifferli, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group, focuses his practice on private equity; mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; public and private securities offerings and compliance; investment management/investment partnerships; and general corporate, securities and business matters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Schifferli was a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was chair of its private equity practice. Previously, he was general counsel and executive vice president for strategic business development at NX Networks.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Schifferli’s recent work includes representing:

  • Public and private companies, private equity funds, portfolio companies and investor groups in stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers, "going private" transactions and related financings.
  • Public companies and investor groups in compliance with SEC disclosure and reporting obligations and corporate governance, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Underwriters, placement agents, issuers and lead investors in public and private securities offerings, including common stock, ADRs, preferred stock, debt securities, convertible securities, pass-through certificates and partnership interests offered in the United States and internationally.
  • Corporate, LLC, partnership and contractual joint ventures, both domestic and international.



J.D., 1986
Georgetown University Law Center
(magna cum laude)
B.A., 1982
Georgetown University
(cum laude)



District of Columbia
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