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

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

Jennifer Wisinski focuses on efficiently and successfully helping public company clients complete both capital raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions.  Jennifer also counsels public and private clients on compliance with 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.

Jennifer has extensive experience in a broad range of transactions, from public equity and debt offerings to public company M&A—both negotiated and hostile.  In the capital markets area, Jennifer recently managed a common stock rights offering for EXCO Resources, Inc. and public debt offerings for each of EXCO, Flowserve Corporation and Trinity Industries, Inc.  Jennifer’s recent public company M&A experience includes transactions involving the sale or purchase of OmniAmerican Corporation, Multiband Corporation, TGC Industries, Inc., FirstCity Financial Corporation, a “going private” transaction, and Parallel Petroleum Corporation.  In the hostile area, Jennifer helped Craftmade International defeat a hostile tender offer and has helped several companies, including VAALCO Energy Corp., defeat hostile proxy contests.  Jennifer works with the firm’s public and private M&A lawyers to analyze whether Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance is required for a proposed transaction. Given the recent uptick in enforcement, Jennifer also works closely with the firm’s antitrust lawyers to resolve informal investigations by the FTC or DOJ that are commenced in connection with an HSR filing.

Jennifer has also worked with the City of Grand Prairie, Texas for over 20 years on their “special projects,” including the financing and development of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, the Verizon Theatre and the Airhogs Baseball Stadium in Grand Prairie.  Over these years, Jennifer has helped the City expand its public profile through these projects and develop the entertainment corridor along Belt Line Road.



HSR Update

Annual Jurisdictional Thresholds Revisions Effective February 20, 2015

The jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) will increase February 20, 2015 and will apply to any transaction closing on or after that date. The revised thresholds will remain in effect until the next annual adjustment, expected in the first quarter of 2016.

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