Meg Jones

Partner

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, 2002, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Northwestern Law Review
  • Pomona College, 1996, B.A., Media Studies

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois

Meg is a well-respected and sought after partner because of her significant experience working with corporate entities, in-house, allowing her to provide great leadership to the commercial contract team. She has vast understanding of a number of areas, ranging from corporate and securities matters, involving mergers and acquisitions as well as with various financial issues and ramifications.

Meg has worked on numerous public and private company mergers and acquisitions, handling various and diverse deals and resolving complex legal issues. She works with businesses and entities who have both domestic and international operations, giving her significant experience and understanding of cross-border matters and the ability to assist clients when their endeavors involve United States and foreign laws. Meg handles many transactions involving sales and acquisitions of stock and assets; joint ventures; leveraged buyouts; reorganizations; as well as mergers for cash, common stock, preferred stock, convertibles, or notes.

Meg’s practice is focused on general corporate work and advice as well as financing transactions. Meg represents a number of non-U.S. based clients and was seconded to the firm’s corporate practice in London in 2007. She also recently spent nine months acting as in-house counsel for a large international banking client, working from its Asian base in Hong Kong. In this role, Meg reported directly to the Deputy General Counsel for International Matters, based in London, and managed much of the client’s legal work in Asia. Specifically, she handled matters regarding real estate investment and commercial lending in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Japan, India and Korea, and provided counsel to key personnel in various legal and business matters. Additionally, Meg spent two months, earlier this year, traveling from Philadelphia to Detroit, on a weekly basis, to work with the Assistant General Counsel of a public multi-national manufacturing conglomerate on every aspect of their business and business needs. These secondments helped her to develop her services, based on her relationships with in-house counsel. Meg has actually “walked a mile in their shoes” which has given her insights into the types of commercial and compliance offerings they need to remain flexible and budget-conscious in their businesses.

Meg, most importantly and imperatively, had the opportunity to work on various post-merger integration issues for these businesses and corporations. Legal integrations, for U.S. and non-U.S. entities are very challenging. She possesses the unique skill and deep knowledge related to these issues in both international acquisitions and guiding cultural integrations as well.

Meg is passionate about serving her clients and striving to meet their business needs, regardless of their global location. Because of her dedication to helping others, in her personal time, Meg has been an active member and contributor to the organizational operations in Philadelphia focusing on education and women’s rights.

Employment History

  • 2005 - Reed Smith
    • Women’s Initiative Network Liaison, Philadelphia and Wilmington
    • Wells Fargo (Wachovia), Hong Kong
    • TriMas Corporation, Detroit 
  • 2003 - Sidley Austin

Clerkships

  • Honorable David Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit (2002-2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Women Against Abuse, Member of the Board of Directors (2007-Present) and Chair of Bylaws Committee (2009-Present) and Chair of Development Committee (2011-Present)
  • The Philadelphia School, Finance Committee (2011-Present)
  • Pan-American Charter School, Board Member and Corporate Secretary