New York Office; San Francisco Office
Jennifer is a member of Orrick’s ESG and Impact Finance practice groups where she advises clients on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and impact strategy, program development and reporting.
Jennifer advises public and private companies and their boards on a range of ESG-related matters, including the design of an ESG strategy, setting up and implementation of an ESG program, ESG-related reporting and disclosure, ESG commercial requirements and strategy, and compliance with ESG regulations. Jennifer also works with funds to develop fund-level and portfolio company ESG frameworks and programs that are responsive to limited partner expectations and tailored to the stage of investment in and business model and industry of portfolio companies. In addition, Jennifer advises impact-oriented entrepreneurs, companies and funds on impact strategies and reporting.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer oversaw corporate governance and SEC disclosure matters as an in-house lawyer at a newly Nasdaq-listed solar company. Jennifer draws on her background as a capital markets lawyer and deep understanding of public company corporate governance requirements to help clients effectively navigate potential risks and opportunities relating to ESG.
She has also worked as an ESG consultant for a range of startups, family offices and venture capital funds. She leverages her personal experience as an entrepreneur and focus on social impact as part of her MBA studies to offer practical advice on complex ESG matters.
Jennifer has extensive experience advising foreign companies in accessing the US capital markets. Having worked in London and Hong Kong, in addition to New York and San Francisco, Jennifer brings a unique cross-border perspective in offering advice on ESG best practices.