Senior Managing Director
Restructuring & Reorganization
Jamie O’Connell is a Senior Managing Director in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group.
Since joining Blackstone in 2004, Mr. O’Connell has advised management teams, corporate boards, lenders, bondholders, investors and public officials in restructurings involving approximately $75 billion of liabilities. He has also advised on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity investments. Representative matters include AIG, American General Finance, Babcock & Wilcox, Cecon ASA (re: Davie Shipyard), Central European Distribution Corp. (CEDC), Flextronics (re: Nortel), Excel Maritime Carriers, Hammonia Shipping, Houston Sports Authority, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Jefferson County (Birmingham, Ala.), Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, New World Pasta, Simmons Bedding, Solutia, Specialty Products Holding Corp. (Bondex), the State of Kansas, W. R. Grace & Co. and Winn-Dixie Stores.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. O’Connell worked at Dolphin Equity Partners and in the Corporate Recovery Services Group of Arthur Andersen.
Mr. O’Connell graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and received an MBA with honors from the Wharton School. He serves as a Trustee of Sea Research Foundation (Mystic Aquarium) and as a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School.