Jennifer Cao is an associate in Dechert’s corporate and securities group. Ms. Cao represents issuers and underwriters on public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and secondary public offerings. Ms. Cao also advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, periodic reporting and securities regulation and compliance.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Cao was a corporate associate in the Toronto office of a leading Canadian law firm. During her time there, she was seconded to their New York office and participated in a secondment to a client’s in-house legal department. Ms. Cao is admitted in the state of Ontario only; she is not admitted in New York.

Key Matters

  • The underwriters in the initial public offering and follow-on offerings of a consumer goods and merchandising company.
  • A real estate investment trust on a number of its follow-on offerings of equity, hybrid and debt securities.
  • A real estate investment trust in establishing its at-the-market program.
  • A biotechnology company in its internal reorganization as part of its initial public offering.
  • An industrial chemicals company on a number of its follow-on offerings of equity and hybrid securities.
  • The buyer in connection with its acquisition of a communications company.
  • The sellers in connection with the sale of its shares in two insurance companies.
  • The seller in its sale of a portfolio of solar energy projects.
  • Emerging and high growth companies in their venture capital financings.  

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.