Jennifer F. Fitchen

Partner, Sidley

JENNIFER FONNER FITCHEN (formerly DiNucci) is the global co-leader of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. She is also the current Chair of the ABA’s Acquisitions of Public Companies Subcommittee. Jen counsels public and private companies on both friendly and hostile acquisition transactions, divestitures and spin-outs, mergers-of-equals, going-private transactions, deals involving earnouts and contingent value rights, and complex structures such as inversion, double-dummy and reverse morris trust transactions. Her experience includes transactions that are truly one-of-a-kind. Jen’s experience includes hundreds of transactions involving in excess of $230 billion in value and more than 20 years practicing in Northern California.

Recognized as “one of Silicon Valley’s leading M&A lawyers handling complex technology and life sciences transactions.” Jen lectures around the country on M&A-related matters, including at events hosted by Stanford University, the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, Practicing Law Institute and other professional organizations.

Jen has been ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Corporate/M&A every year since 2010. In 2012, she was honored by Chambers USA with a “Women in Law” award in the category of Up & Coming Corporate/M&A Lawyer of the Year. LMG Life Sciences recognized her as a “Life Sciences Star” in the Finance & Transactional category in both 2015 and 2016. She has been named to The Recorder‘s list of “Women Leaders in Technology Law” multiple times and was also recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 leading lawyers in California. Jen has been recognized multiple times by Super Lawyers and The Legal 500 as a leading M&A practitioner in Northern California. In 2015, a Q&A with Jen was featured in the Huffington Post Business section.

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