Joe Ruskey - McDermott Will & Emery


Joe Ruskey focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters. He represents private equity, strategic investors and public and private companies in corporate matters across a variety of industries.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented London-based G Square Capital, a private equity firm dedicated to pan-European healthcare focused on mid-market projects with $2 billion of assets under management, in its acquisition of a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of didactic material and devices for scientific, medical, and patient education headquartered in Germany.
  • Represented Golub Capital, a US-based credit asset manager with over $45 billion of capital under management, in sales of portfolio companies like a California-based LED technology and light products and solution business, and a New Orleans-based brewing company.
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $49 billion of equity capital under management with a focus on the mid cap segment of the market in bids for and acquisitions of businesses, including a national market leading provider of industrial, refractory, mechanical, and construction specialist services based in Salt Lake City and an airline repair and maintenance services provider based in Illinois.

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  • Chicago Youth Programs
  • Cornerstone Community Outreach


Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2020
Illinois Wesleyan University, BA, cum laude, 2015