Bruce Wolfson is General Counsel of Jaguar Growth Partners and serves as a member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to Jaguar, Mr. Wolfson was a member of the Corporate and Latin America Practice Groups of the global law firm, Bingham McCutchen (now known as Morgan Lewis & Bockius). Mr. Wolfson has been involved with structuring, placing and divesting public and private equity on behalf of both issuers and fund investors, as well as financing and restructuring emerging market debts, for over 30 years. Before joining Bingham, he was a partner and general counsel at The Rohatyn Group, an asset management firm specializing in emerging markets.
Prior to The Rohatyn Group, Mr. Wolfson was a senior managing director in the legal department at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was responsible for all legal work relating to trading, sales, capital markets and investment banking activities in the developing world. Mr. Wolfson served as Bank of America’s resident counsel in Mexico from 1982 to 1986, with primary responsibility for restructuring the bank’s Mexican loan portfolio.
In addition to his work in the private equity and financial services sectors, he advised regulators in the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia concerning their foreign investment rules. He served as first chair of the documentation committee of EMTA, the association of the emerging market trade and investment community, which developed standard documentation for trading emerging-market assets. He served as a member of EMTA’s board of directors from 1994 to 2015.
Since 1999, Mr. Wolfson has also been an adjunct professor of International Affairs at Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs. He is a frequent lecturer at universities, graduate schools and industry symposia.
Mr. Wolfson obtained a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.