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George E. Zobitz

Partner, Corporate

Jed Zobitz is the Managing Partner of Cravath’s Corporate Department. He works in all areas of the Firm’s corporate practice. Currently, his practice focuses on complex syndicated loan transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance and asset‑based lending, as well as securities, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representations.

Mr. Zobitz has represented JPMorgan Chase Bank and Credit Suisse in numerous financings. He has also represented many borrowers, including Mylan, WestRock, Ashland, Qualcomm, Crown Castle, Blount, Valvoline and ITT Educational Services. In addition to financing transactions, Mr. Zobitz has worked on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters for companies such as UAL Corporation, Millipore, Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Brink’s, Qualcomm, Dassault Systèmes, Amblin Partners and Blount.

Mr. Zobitz has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in banking and finance by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2007 through 2019; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2012 through 2019; The Legal 500 in 2012 and from 2016 through 2019; IFLR1000 from 2005 through 2009 and from 2013 through 2019; and PLC Which Lawyer? He was also recognized for his work in bankruptcy law by The Best Lawyers in America in 2020. Mr. Zobitz has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his transactional work in the technology industry from 2010 through 2016; for his transactional work in the telecoms and broadcast industry in 2013 and 2014; for his work in municipal bankruptcy in 2014 and 2015; and for his work in trade secrets in 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Zobitz was born in New York, New York. He received a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in 1991 and a J.D. cum laude from New York University in 1995. He joined Cravath in 1995 and became a partner in 2003.

Mr. Zobitz may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1996 or by email at

Mr. Zobitz is admitted only in New York.

+1 (212) 474-1996
+1 (212) 474-3700