NEW YORK – Jennifer W. Cheng, a partner at global law firm Reed Smith, has been named to Mergers & Acquisitions’ 2022 “Mid-Market M&A Most Influential Women” list, an honor imparted on just 24 outstanding women.

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“This year’s class demonstrates leadership both inside and outside of their firms, a focus on critical issues important to their clients, and a commitment to give back as role models and mentors. These successful dealmakers are not only trailblazers for other women, but the M&A industry as a whole,” the publication stated.

Cheng practices in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group and is based in the firm’s New York office. She currently serves as U.S. vice chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group and previously served as the global vice chair of the firm’s M&A Group. Her practice focuses on representing Fortune 500, international, and middle market companies in a wide range of corporate transactions both domestic and cross-border.

In 2021, Cheng was named one of six winners of The American Lawyer’s “Young Lawyer of the Year” award. She was recognized for her leadership in successfully managing a global practice group of some 200 lawyers, for her contributions in building Reed Smith’s public M&A practice, and for her representation of high-profile clients in several significant M&A transactions.