King & Spalding hires former Cadwalader chair Jim Woolery

May 5, 2017 King & Spalding has hired Jim Woolery, who joins the firm as its new head of M&A in New York.

Woolery joins the firm from Hudson Executive Capital, a hedge fund that he co-founded. He previously served as chair of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, and held prior positions at JP Morgan Chase & Co and Cravath Swaine & Moore.

King & Spalding’s turnover surpassed the $1bn mark in 2016 after increasing 9% over the previous year.

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