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Jennifer is a partner in the Global Corporate (U.S.) Group, resident in the firm’s New York office. She currently serves as the U.S. vice-chair of the firm’s global Mergers & Acquisitions group and 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 public and private mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, auctions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and private equity investments. Jennifer has represented clients in a wide range of industries, but her practice has an emphasis on the representation of public and private companies in the healthcare and life sciences industries as well as the financial industry.


  • University of New South Wales, 2005, LL.B.
  • University of New South Wales, 2005, Bachelor of Commerce, Finance

  • New York

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Reed Smith’s Asian American Inclusion Group for 2019

  • Cantonese

Awards & Recognition

  • Named one of global M&A network’s 2019 America’s Top Rising Dealmakers
  • Named 2019 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal
  • Winner of the 2019 M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards 
  • Selected for inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Mergers & Acquisitions (2018-2019)
  • Listed as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 United States for New York M&A, 2018-2019
  • Recipient of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award