Jessica Chen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jessica Chen
Jessica Chen

Jessica Chen

Associate, New York

Overview

Jessica Chen is an associate in the New York Capital Markets Practice concentrating on securities transactions and general corporate representations.

Jessica represents issuers and underwriters in debt and equity securities transactions, including registered offerings, 144A and Regulation S offerings and private placements. She has been the lead associate on a number of IPOs and also counsels public companies on disclosure issues, periodic filings and corporate governance practices.

Jessica often works with entrepreneurs and start-up companies as part of the Emerging Companies practice.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • BA, Cornell University
  • JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin

Experience

Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (2014 – 2015)

Representation of Morgan Stanley, as sole underwriter, in the US$545 million secondary offering/block trade of 7,000,000 shares of common stock by certain selling shareholders of Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q); representation of Barclays and Citigroup, as joint underwriters, in the US$770 million secondary offering/block trade of 11,855,050 shares of common stock by certain selling shareholders of Quintiles and the subsequent repurchase by Quintiles of 3,855,050 shares of common stock; representation of Citigroup, as the sole underwriter, in the US$772 million secondary offering/block trade of 13,303,666 shares of common stock by certain selling shareholders of Quintiles and the subsequent repurchase by Quintiles of 4,303,666 shares of common stock. Quintiles is the world's largest provider of biopharmaceutical development services and commercial outsourcing services.

SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (2015)

Representation of Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities and Credit Suisse, as joint book-running managers, and Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and Jefferies, as co-managers, in connection with the US$718.5 million secondary offering by SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSNC), a leading provider of cloud-based services and software for the global financial services industry, in connection with financing for its acquisition of Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADVS) for total acquisition consideration of approximately $2.63 billion (including the assumption of Advent's existing debt).

Dynegy Inc. (2014)

Representation of Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN), an independent power producer, in its US$722 million offering of common stock and concurrent US$388 million offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock in connection with Dynegy's US$6.2 billion of debt and equity offerings to finance its acquisitions of EquiPower Resources Corp. and ownership interests in certain assets from Duke Energy Corp. Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, Barclays, Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank were joint bookrunning managers.

Wix.com Ltd. (2013)

Representation of Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ:WIX), an emerging growth company that provides a cloud-based website development and design platform, in its US$127 million IPO and listing on the NASDAQ. J.P. Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch were joint lead bookrunning managers.

Avianca Holdings S.A. (2013)

Representation of J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in the US$409 million IPO and listing on the NYSE of American Depositary Shares of Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE:AVH), as well as representation of J.P. Morgan and Citigroup, as joint bookrunners, in the offer and sale by Avianca of US$300 million 8.375% senior notes due 2020 and US$250 million re-opening of this issuance. Avianca is a leading airline in Latin America with headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia.