Smith Anderson Lawyers Named Among the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers


Raleigh, NC (April 8, 2010) – The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010 named Smith Anderson partners John L. Jernigan and Gerald F. Roach among the world’s leading Corporate Governance lawyers. Their selection is a result of independent research with clients and members of the legal community.

John Jernigan serves as Chairman of Smith Anderson. Prior to his election to Chairman, he served as the firm's Managing Partner. Mr. Jernigan maintains an active practice including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and corporate law. He represents businesses in complex commercial transactions, and has over 35 years experience structuring, negotiating, and closing mergers and acquisitions involving public companies and large privately-owned companies.

Gerald Roach’s practice involves public offerings, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, private financings, technology law, and advising boards of directors and special committees. He regularly represents public and private growth companies and private equity firms with their general corporate needs and domestic and international transactions. Mr. Roach has been involved in numerous transactions valued at over $10 billion in the last five years.

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