Ms. Jennifer TaylorO'Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco, CA
JENNIFER is a partner in the firm’s corporate finance and restructuring practice groups and a member of its FinTech and Emerging Technologies industry groups. She has experience negotiating debt-financing transactions of all varieties, including financings for leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured working-capital facilities, venture-debt facilities and other structured financings, including mezzanine loans and high-yield and DIP financing for debtors in bankruptcy. In the restructuring realm, she represents clients in connection with workout transactions and chapter 11 reorganizations. She also regularly represents investors in connection with distressed acquisitions of businesses and debt.
Jennifer has been recommended by Legal 500 (2017) and recognized as a “Rising Star” by both Law360 (2016) and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2014). As a law student, she received ABI’s Medal of Excellence in 2004. Internally at her firm, she received the Warren Christopher Values Award, which is presented to up to four attorneys per year who exemplify the firm’s values of uncompromising excellence, distinctive leadership and superior citizenship. She also chairs the San Francisco office’s Diversity Committee and is a member of its firm-wide Flexible Work Committee.
Jennifer has chaired the Northern California network of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and sat on the Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Confederation in Southern California. She also is on the board of trustees for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, and she is on the loan committee for Working Solutions CDFI, a nonprofit micro lender that focuses on making small loans to minority and female-owned small businesses. In addition, she mentors a rotating team of firm associates and summer associates.
“Jennifer was always a great lawyer; over the years, she has also become a great leader, guiding clients through what are often incredibly complicated restructurings with an all-too-rare level of integrity and unflappability.”