NEW YORK & CHICAGO - Jennifer Cheng and Keyonn Pope, partners at Reed Smith, today were named to the inaugural list of Bloomberg Law’s “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40.” Cheng and Pope were chosen among 40 lawyers from across the United States age 40 and under. According to Lisa Helem, Executive Editor at Bloomberg, “I can tell you that you earned your place here through your zealous advocacy, success in your client engagements, and your leadership at your firm and in your community.”

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Cheng was named in the M&A category and Pope in the Intellectual Property category.

Cheng serves as the U.S. Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group and formerly served as the Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. She is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on representing Fortune 500, international, and middle-market companies in a wide range of corporate transactions both domestic and cross-border, including take privates, public and private mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, auctions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity investments and distress and bankruptcy related acquisitions and divestitures.

Cheng has particular experience in representing publicly listed companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including the sale of the company. She also represents financial advisors in fairness opinions and valuation-related work. In addition, she advises on issues of corporate governance and other general corporate matters.