PJ SOLOMON, a leading financial advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Carlo M. Caponi as General Counsel. In his role, Mr. Caponi will oversee all legal matters affecting the firm’s operations and will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Caponi joins PJ SOLOMON from Jefferies LLC, where he served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, advising M&A deal teams in connection with buy-side and sell-side engagements, as well as capital markets deal teams on public and private financings.

“Carlo’s extensive experience navigating the legal and regulatory framework of complex transactions makes him an invaluable resource for our firm,” said Marc Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of PJ SOLOMON. “We are delighted to have him join our team as we continue to grow and provide clients with the unparalleled advisory services for which PJ SOLOMON is known.”

“Aside from an impressive track record of providing expert legal counsel and judgment, we are confident in the professionalism and insight Carlo will bring to this position,” said Kenneth D. Baronoff, PJ SOLOMON Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to his tenure at Jefferies, Mr. Caponi spent more than five years in the M&A practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he advised on a range of public and private M&A transactions.

“I’m excited to join PJ SOLOMON, with its storied 30-year legacy, and assist in its continued growth. In building out the legal function of the firm, my primary objective is to provide efficient legal counsel to better serve the firm and its clients.”

Mr. Caponi holds a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, and received a B.A. and B.S., magna cum laude, from Miami University. Mr. Caponi is admitted to practice in the State of New York.