Michael O’Hara

Managing Director and U.S. Co-Head |

Jefferies Group LLC

Michael O’Hara is a Managing Director and U.S. Co-Head of the Debt Advisory & Restructuring Group at Jefferies. Prior to Jefferies in September 2020, he was a Partner in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at PJT Partners and Blackstone. At PJT Partners, Michael assisted in advising on a variety of restructuring and special situation assignments for companies, creditors, corporate board committees and acquirers and sellers of distressed assets.

Michael has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Booth School, Columbia Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining PJT, Michael worked in the M&A Groups at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and Stephens Inc. Michael holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Chapter Contribution

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