Hersch caps year of in-house moves

Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2005
Dennis Hersch, joining JPMorgan Chase

When Dennis Hersch starts work at JPMorgan Chase next month he will be gladly leaving life as a lawyer behind him. Having held one of the most senior positions in private legal practice for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work, Hersch says he is looking forward to a new role that will have nothing to do with being a lawyer. Instead, he will be taking on one of the most senior roles on the other side of the table as global chairman of the M&A group at JPMorgan Chase.

Over the last two decades Hersch has been involved in some of the most high profile and sometimes contentious US M&A deals, and until his departure is co-head of Davis Polk & Wardwell's M&A practice. In 2000...