Suffolk University Law School,
J.D., cum laude
B.A., cum laude with High Honors
American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Rainbow Capital Partners
Advisory Board Member
Group Leader, West Hollywood Chapter
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2023
Los Angeles Business Journal Top 100 Attorneys, 2022
Listed, Los Angeles Business Journal Women of Influence: Attorneys, 2017-2022
Los Angeles Business Journal 500 Most Influential People, 2018-2021
Los Angeles Business Journal Most Influential Minority Attorneys in LA, 2018-2020
Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal Leaders in Law Awards, 2016, 2018-2019
Thompson Coburn LLP
Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, 2019-Present
Raines Feldman LLP
Post Law Group PC
Edwards & Angell
Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP
Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and operating companies with an emphasis on transactional and finance matters.
Jennifer is the Managing Partner of the Firm's LA office and is a member of the Corporate and Securities group. Her practice encompasses general corporate and securities law and commercial finance transactions. Jennifer represents investors, lenders and emerging companies in venture capital, private equity, lending, M&A and fund formation work.
She has a unique niche representing venture debt funds and other direct lenders in secured transactions involving technology, fintech, life sciences, SaaS and consumer brands in the private credit markets.
Continuous representation of numerous venture debt lenders in multiple transactions ranging from $5M to $50M in technology, life sciences and fintech companies
Representation of emerging fintech lender in consumer payment stream financing of $75M
Representation of venture debt fund in multi-national cryptocurrency platform financing
Representation of management shareholders in a $380 million international acquisition transaction with a publicly traded U.S. company
Representation of technology-based recruiting firm in its sale to major private equity platform
Representation of emerging agritech startup in multiple note and equity financings
Representation of celebrity pet food brand in financing and restructuring transactions
Representation of international entertainment company in complex corporate restructuring, securities compliance and finance matters
Quoted, "A CPA's Value: Strengthening Boards,"
California CPA Magazine, November, 2022
Quoted, “Proposed Rule Could Push More Family Offices to Lawyer UP”
CFO Dive, May 24, 2022
Featured, “Out and Outspoken: and Rigorous Role Model Uplifts the LGBTQ+ Community”
Brandeis University Alumnae Magazine, June 7, 2022
Contributor, “Los Angeles times Private Equity and M&A Strategies Roundtable”
October 22, 2021
Featured, “Creating a Mirror of the LA Community: Thompson Coburn’s First LGBTQ MP on Architecting the Future”
Law.com, August 18, 2021
Quoted, “Here Are the Pitfalls When Allocators Make Direct Deals”
Institutional Investor, August 10, 2021
Quoted, "Law Firms Embrace Remote Work,"
Los Angeles Business Journal, June 29, 2020
Featured, “Invest In Her” Entrepreneurship Podcast,
Panelist, “Helping Clients Create, Build or Revise Their Board of Directors”
California CPA Society, May 2022
Panelist, “Addressing Bias Driven Incivility”
Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 7, 2021
Contributor, “Los Angeles Times Private Equity and M&A Strategies Roundtable”
October 18, 2021
Panelist, “Effective Strategies Used to Transfer the Ownership of a Business,”
Exit Planning Institute Los Angeles Chapter, June 11, 2020
Moderator, “Roundtable on Cryptocurrency & Cybersecurity”
Thompson Coburn hosted business event, October 29, 2019
Panelist, “Technology and Business in Southern California,”
Los Angeles Business Journal Chief Technology and Information Officer Awards Dinner, April, 2019
Panelist, "Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship,"
General Assembly, February 19, 2019
Moderator, "Economic Markets & Access to Capital,"
Los Angeles Business Journal Economic Forecast & Trends Breakfast, January 22, 2019
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