Jennifer J. Carlson

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone650 331 2065

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Convertible Bonds
  • Emerging Markets
  • High Yield Bonds
  • Capital Markets
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Life Sciences
  • Social Media Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 650 331 2065
Fax: 312 706 9151
University Augustana College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1998
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004
Admitted2004, Illinois; 2004, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


American Bar Association

Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals


Jen Carlson is a Corporate & Securities partner in Mayer Brown's Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She represents companies, investors, and underwriters in a wide variety of capital markets and finance transactions, including initial public, follow-on, and secondary equity offerings; investment grade, high yield, and convertible debt offerings; venture capital investments; and liability management transactions. Jen also represents buyers and sellers in private and public mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, private equity investments, and other strategic transactions. In addition to her transactional practice, Jen counsels companies regarding securities law compliance, stock exchange listing requirements, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, and other matters.

Jen represents publicly-traded and private start-up companies, as well as the institutions and individuals that finance them, across a wide range of industries, including Life Sciences; Energy; Technology, Media, and Telecommunications; Retail; Hospitality and Leisure; Insurance; and Financial Services. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jen practiced corporate and securities law for another international law firm.

Before entering the legal profession, Jen had a career in the fields of biochemistry and genetics at Indiana University-Bloomington and Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, with published research in protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions.


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Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015
David S. Bakst,Jason S. Bazar,John P. Berkery,Edward S. Best,Jennifer J. Carlson, April 14, 2015
Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...
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Jennifer J. Carlson

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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