Davis Polk & Wardwell has poached Jones Day’s global M&A leader James Dougherty, continuing a series of high-profile lateral hires at the Wall Street firm.

Dougherty will join Davis Polk as a partner in the firm’s M&A practice in the coming weeks, according to an email from Davis Polk Chairman Neil Barr obtained by The American Lawyer. The email noted that he has extensive experience with corporate separations, private settlements and derivative transactions.