Jennifer A. Val is a member of the Financial Services Practice, focusing her practice on capital market transactions, corporate governance, securities law compliance and other regulatory matters.

    Jennifer represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents and selling security holders in a variety of public and private offerings. In recent years, she has advised US and non-US public companies on dozens of transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, SPAC initial public offerings, at-the-market offerings, rights offerings, PIPE transactions, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. She counsels companies on a variety of products, including debt, medium-term notes, bank notes, convertible notes, common stock, preferred stock, warrants, limited partnership interests and hybrid securities.

    Jennifer also advises public companies, boards of directors and special committees on a wide range of securities law and corporate governance matters, including SEC reporting and disclosure under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, annual and special stockholder meetings, compliance with proxy rules, and compliance with NYSE and Nasdaq requirements, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related regulations. She also has experience in dealing with financial restatements and internal control concerns.

    Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was senior counsel specializing in corporate transactions and securities at another prominent law firm. She also completed a secondment at the equity capital markets desk of a prominent bulge bracket investment bank.

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    • Representation of issuers and underwriters in IPOs, follow-on and secondary stock offerings, including shelf takedowns, ATM programs and block trades.
    • Representation of issuers and initial purchasers in unregistered offerings, including Rule 144A/Regulation S equity and bond offerings.
    • Representation of leading financial institutions to raise capitals through registered and unregistered offerings of various forms of equity, debt and hybrid securities, including common stock, prefer stock, senior notes, subordinated notes, MTN notes, bank notes and trust preferred securities.
    • Representation of issuers in all aspects of the financial restatement process and related regulatory and disclosure matters.
    • Representation of issuers in connection with tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.
    • Representation of buyers or sellers in public and private merger transactions.
    • Representation of issuers in connection with rights offerings.
    • Representation of issuers in connection with campaigns by significant stockholders, including in connection with opposition to a proposed acquisition, demands for changes to the board and management, proxy solicitation and shareholder proposals.
    • Representation of significant stockholders in connection with a campaign to oppose a proposed acquisition.
    • Representation of issuers in connection with reverse stock splits.
    • Represent special committees of boards of directors in connection with internal reviews and related matters in connection with campaigns by activist investors.

    Education

    • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., St. John’s University Law Review, St. Thomas More Scholarship (Full Merit Award), 2008
    • Binghamton University, B.S., magna cum laude, with Distinguished Independent Work in Biological Sciences, B.S., Environmental Studies, 2001

    Admissions

    • District of Columbia, 2010
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
    • New York, 2009
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