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Jon W. Newby

Century City
F: +1.310.228.3939
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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

Jon 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. Jon'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. Jon 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

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Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

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



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