Jon W. Newby: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jon W. Newby


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • International Reach
  • Technology Transactions
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Social Media and Games
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., summa cum laude, 1983
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Admitted1986, California


•Member, American Bar Association (Business Section)

•Member, State Bar of California (Business Section)

•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Business Section)


Jon Newby is the Vice-Chairman of Sheppard Mullin and former Co-Leader of the Corporate Practice Group. He has been practicing with the firm since 1986 and is based in the Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Newby represents public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings, including private placements and venture and private equity financings, and general corporate matters, including with respect to the structuring and implementation of joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Newby's clients range from large public to emerging growth companies in a variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, construction products, food and beverage, manufacturing and consumer products. Mr. Newby also represents equity sponsors, investment banks and other institutional firms.


•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008-2015
•Legal 500, 2011-2014


Transaction Experience

Mergers and acquisitions of both private and public companies

Numerous private equity transactions

In-bound and out-bound cross-border transactions

Distressed company M&A transactions, including in bankruptcies

Redemptions, dissolutions and other corporate divorces

Numerous private placements of equity and debt securities, including venture capital transactions

Joint venture(s) and strategic alliances

Publications & News

Media Mentions

•Dealmakers Who Get Deals Done

December 19, 2003

Media Mentions

•Dealmakers Who Get Deals Done

December 19, 2003

Speaking Engagements

•Mr. Newby is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions as well as other corporate transactions.


•The State of the M&A Market for Private Equity Transactions 2012

Finding Value in a Rising Market

June 26, 2012
•Imperial Capital Consumer Summit

The Montage Beverly Hills, October 14, 2009
•2009 ACG Los Angeles Business Conference

Growth Strategies - M&A - Finance

The Beverly Hilton Hotel, September 15, 2009

•Member, American Bar Association (Business Section)
•Member, State Bar of California (Business Section)
•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Business Section)


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Office Information

Jon W. Newby

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600
Los AngelesCA 90067


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