Jennifer Wisinski

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1991, with honors; Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1988, with high honors; Plan II Program

Admissions

Texas

Profile

Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of transactions, from capital markets transactions to private and public company mergers and acquisitions. In the capital markets area, Jennifer focuses on efficiently and successfully helping public company clients complete both equity offerings and debt refinancings involving the issuance of debt securities and the retirement of existing debt through tender offers. Jennifer has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions including negotiated cash and stock-for-stock mergers, going private transactions, as well as hostile tender offers and proxy contests. In addition, Jennifer counsels clients on activism and anti-takeover matters, general securities laws compliance, and corporate governance issues. Jennifer works with clients across a range of industries including energy, manufacturing, and financial services, among others.

Jennifer also serves as the firm’s counsel on Hart-Scott-Rodino, a federal statue which requires notifying the FTC and DOJ of certain acquisitions and observing a “waiting period” before they are completed. Given the uptick in investigations and enforcement over the past several years, Jennifer works closely with the firm’s antitrust lawyers to resolve informal investigations by the FTC or the DOJ that are commenced in connection with an HSR filing.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board Member, Design Connect Create (non-profit promoting STEM careers for young women through summer physics camps)

Selected Client Representations

  • $300 million senior notes offering and $300 million tender offer for manufacturing company.
  • Capital restructuring for energy company.
  • $800 million sale of private manufacturing company.
  • $1.6 billion Rule 144A private placement of senior notes for company in the restaurant industry.
  • $200 million debt tender offers for manufacturing company.
  • $500 million senior notes offering for energy company.
  • Represented oil and gas company in defending against a proxy contest.
  • Represented manufacturing company in defending against a hostile tender offer.

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