Jack P. Rossman focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity, securities and general corporate law matters. He regularly advises public and private companies in a variety of U.S. and cross-border corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder activism and takeover preparedness. Examples of Mr. Rossman’s representations include:

  • Rite Aid Corporation in a variety of transactions, including its:
    • sale of 1,932 stores and related assets to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. for $4.375 billion;
    • $2 billion acquisition of EnvisionRx from TPG Capital and other owners;
    • proposed but terminated merger with privately held Albertsons Companies, Inc.;
    • proposed but terminated merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.; and
    • acquisition of RediClinic LLC;
  • Centene Corporation in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, Inc.;
  • Boral Limited in its $2.6 billion acquisition of U.S.-based Headwaters Incorporated;
  • Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Inc. in a recapitalization transaction involving a significant equity reallocation from its founding partners to current management and its conversion from a limited liability company to a corporation;
  • Becton, Dickinson & Company in its sale of certain assets to Merit Medical Systems, Inc.;
  • New Senior Investment Group Inc. in connection with its publicly announced exploration of strategic alternatives and subsequent internalization of management;
  • affiliates of MSX International, Inc. in connection with its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity;
  • WellDyne, Inc. in its sale of pharmacy benefit manager WellDyneRx, Inc. to The Carlyle Group;
  • News Corporation in its $1 billion acquisition of Move, Inc., the owner of;
  • the PGA TOUR in various transactions, including the merger of its affiliate with an affiliate of EZLinks Golf to create a joint venture, EZLinks Golf LLC, a leading online tee-time reservation business; and the acquisitions by EZLinks of (a) Integrated Business Systems and (b) Distinct Software Solutions and related debt and equity financings;
  • the National Hockey League in financing transactions related to its sale of the Phoenix Coyotes franchise;
  • Sentinel Capital Partners in various private equity transactions, including its acquisitions of:
    • PlayCore, a leading manufacturer of park and recreation products;
    • Hollander Sleep Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer of basic bedding products; and
    • Total Military Management, Inc., the largest provider of household goods relocation services to U.S. military service members, government employees and their families; and
  • Ambev S.A. in its share swap agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV to sell certain Ambev brewing company businesses in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in exchange for certain SABMiller plc brewing company businesses in Panama.

Mr. Rossman is actively involved in Skadden’s training and recruiting programs. He serves on the firm’s Associate Recruiting Committee and provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Business Law Review)
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2009


  • New York

Jack P. Rossman

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions