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Jamie O'Connell


Jamie O’Connell is a Partner in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group (RSSG) at PJT Partners based in New York.

He started working in corporate restructuring in 1996 and joined the group in 2004 when it was part of Blackstone. He was a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone at the time of the group’s spin-off to PJT in 2015, becoming one of the original partners of PJT RSSG. He has advised on debt restructurings involving over $100 billion of liabilities and special situation financings involving over $20 billion of new capital. Representative corporate clients have included AIG, CEC Entertainment, Chemical Tankers, Delta Air Lines, Dow Corning, Encore Global, Foresight Energy, Frontera Generation, Genco Shipping, ILFC, Stearns Lending, Winn-Dixie Stores and W. R. Grace & Co.

Since 2013, Mr. O’Connell has served as a guest lecturer at both Columbia Law School and Harvard Business School. He graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and received an MBA with honors from the Wharton School.