WFW expands New York aviation offering with senior hire


Watson Farley Williams

March 12, 2020 – Watson Farley & Williams has announced that aviation finance and leasing specialist Philip Jackmauh is joining the firm as Senior Counsel in New York City on March 16, 2020.

Phil has over three decades’ experience negotiating, structuring, and managing complex, cross-border commercial aircraft financing and leasing transactions. Phil was previously General Counsel at AWAS prior to joining DAE Capital following its acquisition of AWAS. He also held a senior in-house legal role at Pegasus Aviation in San Francisco prior to its acquisition by AWAS.

Global Aviation Sector Co-Head Jim Bell commented: “Having been general counsel and holding senior management roles at some of the largest aircraft lessors for over twenty years, Phil has a wealth of excellent experience and is a fantastic addition to our US and global aviation offering.”

Global Aviation Sector Co-Head Charles Viggers added: “I’m delighted to welcome Phil to the firm. He’s a highly talented lawyer who brings us extra strength and depth to our New York offering. His decision to join WFW highlights our ever-improving reputation for excellence in the aviation market.”

WFW New York Head of Office Dan Rodgers said: “We look forward to having Phil join with Susanne Burstein to further build our aviation practice in New York. We think Phil is an ideal addition to the practice and the office as a whole.”

Phil is the most recent of several key lateral hires to join WFW’s Global Aviation Sector Group.