BACKGROUND, EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Jenny Hochenberg is a partner at Freshfields in New York focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and disclosure matters and shareholder activism defense. Her clients have included Afterpay, Atlas Air Worldwide, Cable One, Canadian National Railway, Cincinnati Bell, City Brewing, CommScope, Crown Castle, Exyte, GW Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, NCR, Pitney Bowes, Scientific Games, Time Warner, US Foods, Viatris and Yahoo.
Jenny is a thought leader and frequent speaker on emerging trends in M&A and corporate governance law. She is deeply involved with the American Bar Association, where she is currently Vice Chair of its Acquisition of Public Companies Subcommittee. In 2022, she was invited to speak at Tulane University Law School’s 34th Corporate Law Institute on “Private Company Considerations,” where she discussed key trends in sponsor-to-sponsor deals, fund to fund continuation deals, representation and warranty insurance and post-closing recourse. In addition, Jenny is a contributing editor to the Legal 500’s 2022 M&A Country Comparative Guide, published in April 2022. In 2021, she was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board (M&A) of Law360.
Jenny has been named as a Rising Star: Mergers and Acquisitions by Law360 in 2022, recognizing her as one of six outstanding M&A lawyers in the nation under the age of 40. She is recognized for her work in M&A by Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance and IFLR1000, and was named one of the “500 Leading Dealmakers in America” by Lawdragon. In 2021 and 2022, she was shortlisted for the “M&A Lawyer of the Year” award at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards and in 2022, was named to Crain’s New York Business’ list of “Notable Women in Law.”
Jenny is involved in several initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Jenny co-chairs the Honoree Committee and sits on the Class Committee of DirectWomen, a national non-profit which works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. She also participates in the Alliance for Asian American Justice.
Jenny was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a member of the New York Stanford Law School Chapter Committee, which serves to strengthen the connections among alumni in New York and between alumni and the school.