Meredith Jackson Joins TCW as General Counsel
Veteran Irell & Manella Partner Brings Over Two Decades of Experience
Advising on Complex Financial Transactions
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- The TCW Group (TCW),
an international asset management firm, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Meredith S. Jackson as Executive Vice President and
General Counsel, effective January 15, 2013. Ms. Jackson joins TCW
from Irell & Manella, where she has served as a partner and head of
the debt finance practice since she joined the firm in 1999,
overseeing the structuring, negotiating and closing of numerous
complex financial transactions. At Irell, Ms. Jackson has also served
as co-chair of the transactional practice group, and as a member of
the executive, recruiting and legal opinion committees, among others.
Prior to joining Irell, Ms. Jackson was a member and co-chair of the
practice committee of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
"Meredith is a talented lawyer and negotiator with an impressive
track record of delivering results for her clients and we are very
happy to welcome her to TCW," said TCW President and CEO David
Lippman. "We've worked with her on several important initiatives, and
Meredith's understanding of complex financial transactions and
financial markets will be an immediate asset to TCW."
"I'm excited to be joining TCW during a period of sustained growth
and positive transformation at the firm," Ms. Jackson said. "I have
tremendous confidence in the leadership and management at TCW, and
I'm very happy to join David Lippman and his team."
Ms. Jackson succeeds Michael Cahill, who joined TCW in 1991 and will
remain with the firm through mid-2013. "We appreciate Michael's more
than two decades of service to TCW, and thank him for his dedication
to the firm," Lippman said.
Ms. Jackson advised MetWest in negotiations that led to the 2010
acquisition of the firm by TCW. More recently, Ms. Jackson worked
closely with TCW and Carlyle during TCW's 2012 acquisition of the
Special Situations Funds group from Regiment Capital, and in
connection with a potential credit facility. During her 24 years of
experience in corporate and debt finance, Ms. Jackson has also
advised lenders and borrowers, issuers and underwriters on numerous
significant debt capital transactions, representing among others Bank
of Boston, Citibank, The Bank of New York, Beach Point Capital,
Saybrook Capital, Oppenheimer, Covad Communications, Charter
Communications, GST Telecommunications, Wynn Resorts, The Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Pinnacle Entertainment and Fremont
Financial. Ms. Jackson has also represented parties to numerous
restructuring transactions, and has advised Houlihan Lokey on aspects
of cross-border transactions.
Ms. Jackson has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America,
Best Attorneys in Los Angeles, and Preeminent Women Attorneys. She
has been recognized by Chambers, has been selected for inclusion in
Southern California "Super Lawyers" by Los Angeles Magazine each year
since 2004 and has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale
Hubbard each year since 1998. Ms. Jackson is a fellow of the American
College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a member of the Board of
Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference. She has served in
numerous leadership roles in the Business Law Sections of both the
American Bar Association and the California Bar Association. Ms
Jackson has also been involved in legislative initiatives, has
published articles and guest-lectured at law schools including
Stanford University and Hastings College of the Law on topics related
to debt finance, and has served as chair or panelist on numerous
current issues panels.
Founded in 1971, The TCW Group, Inc. develops and manages
a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that
strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. The firm has
approximately $138 billion in assets under management, including $50
billion in mutual funds under the MetWest and TCW Fund families. TCW
clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension
plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the
U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high
net worth individuals. For more information, please refer to
Managing Director, Corporate Communications
The TCW Group, Inc.
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