• Biography

    Jennifer Wisinski is the chair of the Business Transactions Department and 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)

    Professional Recognition

    • Named one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2019

    Selected Publications and Speeches

    • “Communications with Analysts and Investors,” speaker, Next Generation CFO Academy, May 7, 2019.
    • “The Board’s #1 Responsibility – CEO Succession Planning,” panelist, Equilar Board Leadership Forum, March 19, 2019.
    • “Drafting and Negotiating Financing Provisions in Mergers,” author, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, March 2019.
  • 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