Jenifer Smith advises private and public companies and private equity funds on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private investment deals.
An experienced and versatile practitioner, Ms. Smith delivers trusted counsel to boards of directors, management teams, and private equity firms in connection with their key business, legal, and strategic issues over the life of the business. She brings experience across an array of industries, including technology, life sciences, restaurant and hospitality, and consumer packaged goods.
Ms. Smith regularly advises clients on:
- Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
- Public and private investment transactions
- Corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues
- Securities law compliance and SEC disclosure matters
- Emerging companies matters
Ms. Smith has been recognized as one of the Top Women in Dealmaking by The Deal and as a Texas Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer for her outstanding work on securities matters as well as her pro bono work empowering women domestically and abroad. She has been active in the local Austin community throughout her career and currently serves on the board for Junior Achievement of Central Texas. She is a member of Latham’s Associates Committee, as well as Latham’s Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee, which promotes women in business both inside and outside the firm.