Ropes & Gray, a global law firm, has added Jackie Cohen to its New York office as a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice.

Cohen advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, spin-offs and strategic investments. She also advises clients on shareholder activism, takeover defense and corporate governance issues.

“Jackie is a prolific deal lawyer,” comments Julie Jones, chair for Ropes & Gray. “She has guided some of the world’s most complex transactions over the last decade for major corporations, household brand names, high-growth companies, and for preeminent investors and funds. She immediately strengthens our global transactions practice. Throughout the legal industry, Jackie is respected as the trusted advisor she is.”