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Jennifer is a partner in 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 Corporate Group as well as Chair of the firm’s Global M&A Team. Jennifer's 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.


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

  • Nueva York

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Reed Smith’s Asian American Inclusion Group for 2019 and 2020

  • Cantonese

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Named among Top DeSPAC Lawyers in North America by MergerLinks, 2023
  • Named one of Mergers & Acquisitions’ Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, 2022 and 2024
  • Named a Notable Woman in Law by Crain's New York Business, 2023
  • Named to The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking, 2023
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for New York Corporate/M&A, 2020-2023
  • Named one of only six winners of the Young Lawyers of the Year category at the 2021 American Lawyer Industry Awards
  • Named a 2021 BTI M&A Client Service All-Star
  • Named to the inaugural list of Bloomberg Law’s “They’ve Got Next: 40 Under 40”, 2021 
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
  • 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, 2018-2022
  • Listed as Highly regarded in IFLR1000 Global for United States, New York M&A, 2018-2024
  • Recipient of the 2017 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award