Jonathan Northington

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Jonathan is an associate Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group. Throughout his career, he has represented large multinational companies in a variety of industries, including retail, health care, and financial services.  His clients regularly rely on him to provide practical solutions to complex, interrelated issues involving multiple jurisdictions with an understanding of their individual business models and the needs of various stakeholders.

He also proudly provides pro bono legal services to local Chicago and national non-profit organizations and the communities they serve.

Practice Focus

Jonathan’s practice focuses on cross-border transactions and integrations, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents clients on M&A deals and also works with them on post-acquisition integrations and legal entity rationalizations, in addition to carve-outs and spin offs. Jonathan also works with public companies on their capital markets offerings, SEC reporting and disclosures, and corporate governance matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a medical devices company in a legal entity rationalization after a USD 25 billion acquisition involving 30 countries.
  • Represented a medical devices company on the carve out and spin-off of its diabetes care business, involving 45 countries and valued at USD 1.1 billion.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed utility company on debt offerings totaling over USD 1 billion.
  • Represented QinetiQ Group plc in the acquisition of Avantus Federal LLC from NewSpring, for an enterprise value of USD 590 million.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Black Men Lawyers’ Association
  • The Florida Bar


  • Florida~United States


  • University of Alabama School of Law (LL.M. in Business Transactions) (2017)
  • Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D.) (2012)

Previous Offices

  • Tampa