Ronald Hewitt Joins Seward & Kissel’s Global Banking and Corporate Trust Group

March 18, 2024

Seward & Kissel LLP announced today that Ronald A. Hewitt, formerly with Covington & Burling LLP, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Global Banking and Corporate Trust Group.

In a tenure spanning nearly two decades at Covington, Hewitt represented institutional clients in all aspects of finance, corporate restructuring, capital markets and derivative transactions as well as related regulatory compliance. His wide-ranging work includes advising administrative and collateral agents on credit facilities and other complex financings and counseling indenture trustees and escrow agents in high-yield debt issuances, acquisitions, exchange transactions and bankruptcy court proceedings. Hewitt also advises corporate debt issuers and end-users on hedging transactions.

“Ron’s breadth of expertise in non-distressed and distressed financial transactions immediately strengthens our team in the Global Banking and Corporate Trust Group,” said Jim Cofer, managing partner of Seward & Kissel. “He has seen it all when it comes to structuring complex deals for private and public companies alike.”

Representing many of the financial industry’s preeminent institutions and banks, Seward & Kissel’s Global Banking and Corporate Trust Group is well recognized as a leading provider of financial and corporate trust related services worldwide.

“Ron’s commercial approach to solving complex issues and his focus on delivering elite client service squarely align with the group’s core values,” added Gregg Bateman, head of Seward & Kissel’s Global Banking and Corporate Trust Group. “After years of admiring his work from across the table, we are thrilled to have Ron join our team.”

Hewitt received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A.

Hewitt’s arrival is the latest in a series of lateral hires by Seward & Kissel. Other recent notable additions include Kristen Curatolo, the co-head of the firm’s Private Clients/Trusts and Estates Group, from Kirkland & Ellis; Jaimie Nawaday, the current co-head of its Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Group, from Kelley Drye & Warren; Michael Watling, co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Group, and Russell Johnston, co-head of the Litigation & Investigations Group, from King & Spalding; David Baron, a partner in the Employment Group, from Hogan Lovells; Daniel Viola, a partner in the Investment Management Group, from Sadis & Goldberg; and Sonita Bennitt, a partner in the Tax Group, from Goodwin Procter.

About Seward & Kissel LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., with particular expertise in the financial services, investment management, banking, and shipping industries. The firm is well known for its representation of investment advisers and related investment funds, broker-dealers, major commercial banks, institutional investors, and transportation companies (particularly in the shipping area). Its practices primarily focus on corporate, M&A, securities, litigation (including white collar), restructuring/bankruptcy, real estate, regulatory, tax, employment, and ERISA for clients seeking legal expertise in these areas.


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