Jennifer J. Card is a senior associate in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. She focuses her practice on securities transactions, compliance with securities laws and disclosure obligations, corporate governance, public company counseling, board and committee counseling, and merger and acquisition transactions.
Securities. Jennifer counsels public reporting companies on ongoing compliance and disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws. These companies span of broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology, and education. She reviews securities filings, including annual and quarterly reports, and drafts current reports, proxy statements and registration statements. She also has represented issuers in public and private offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities. Additionally, she tracks the proposal and implementation of various SEC rulemaking initiatives, such as under the Dodd-Frank Act, and counsels companies on the evolving disclosure obligations under those initiatives.
Mergers and Acquisitions. Jennifer has represented both acquirers and sellers in acquisition and divestiture transactions involving public and private companies, including asset, stock and merger deals. She has undertaken responsibility for drafting and negotiating transaction documents, conducting and supervising due diligence reviews, and preparing disclosure schedules and closing documents. These transactions span a broad range of industries, including the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and education industries. Jennifer also has experience structuring and negotiating multi-party strategic joint ventures, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and coordinating a complex restructuring transaction.
Corporate Governance and Board Counseling. Jennifer advises companies with respect to best practices in corporate governance matters. She advises public and private companies, and also has experience as outside independent counsel to a special committee in an internal investigation.
In General. Jennifer earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with dual majors in English and Political Science. As a law student, Jennifer was awarded a Rickert Award, considered the most prestigious award bestowed by the College of Law, for Excellence in Legal Writing. She was a member of the Illinois Business Law Journal and participant in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. As an undergraduate, Jennifer played competitively for the Illinois Women's Lacrosse Club.