Jay D. Grushkin

Jay Grushkin is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm's Alternative Investments Practice. A partner since 1991, he was previously Managing Partner of the firm’s Tokyo office and prior to that was resident in the firm’s Hong Kong and Washington, DC offices. Mr. Grushkin is the Senior Hiring Partner for the New York office and a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Mr. Grushkin has a highly diversified international finance practice, involving secured and unsecured lending (including 1st and 2d lien structures, unitranche loans and DIP and exit facilities), structured finance (including collateralized debt obligations and structured investment vehicles), project finance, transportation finance, private placements and private investment funds. Mr. Grushkin also has deep experience in workouts and restructurings. His clients have included financial institutions, investment advisers, investment banks, airlines and technology and telecommunications companies. He has worked on transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Mr. Grushkin is the author of a chapter entitled “Strategies for a Cross-Border Transactional Practice” in International Trade Legal Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Key Issues Relevant to Client Transactions and Cross-Border Commerce (Inside the Minds). Mr. Grushkin also has been published in Air Finance Journal, Far East Business, Futures, International Financial Law Review, IFR Transport Finance, Legal Times and Project Finance International. In addition, he has contributed to International Borrowing – Negotiating and Structuring International Debt Transactions. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and the Structured Finance Institute.

Mr. Grushkin has been listed as a leading lawyer by the IFLR 1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms) for Capital markets - structured finance and securitization and has been recognized in The Legal 500 for Latin America and The Legal 500 for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Grushkin is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the world and has appeared on Bloomberg and CNBC and been quoted in The New York Times and numerous other periodicals.

While resident in Tokyo, Mr. Grushkin was a member of the Tokyo Bar Association as a gaikokuho jimu bengoshi and served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University's Law Program in Japan, where he taught secured transactions.

Mr. Grushkin was the Executive Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, a Raymonde I. Paul International Scholar and a member of Order of the Coif.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate
Law School Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.)
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
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