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, bp, Cable One, Canadian National Railway, Cincinnati Bell, City Brewing, CommScope, Coupa Software, 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 currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA’s Acquisition of Public Companies Subcommittee, and has served as contributing editor to the Legal 500’s 2022 M&A Country Comparative Guide and a member of 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” and by The Deal among the “Top Women in Dealmaking”.
Jenny currently sits on the Board of Directors of DirectWomen, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. She is also 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.