Jennifer Kent represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as private and public company borrowers, in secured lending and other financing transactions.

Ms. Kent is a versatile lawyer, helping clients at all stages of the business lifecycle execute a comprehensive range of financings, such as:

  • Syndicated first- and second-lien credit facilities
  • Direct lender and clubbed credit facilities
  • Cross-border financings (including “certain funds” financings)
  • Asset-based loans
  • Recurring revenue facilities
  • Subordinated debt facilities

Ms. Kent also advises clients on financing-related issues in workout and restructuring transactions.

Ms. Kent draws on extensive cross-border experience, having advised on more than US$10 billion worth of complex multijurisdictional financings. Having previously worked in Latham’s London office, she also brings clients a unique understanding of European-based financings and restructurings.

In addition to her commercial practice, Ms. Kent served as a Global Chair of Latham’s Black Lawyers Group and is a former member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. She has been widely recognized by organizations, including the National Law Journal, for both her commercial work and for her leadership in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As part of her pro bono practice, Ms. Kent regularly advises small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs under the D.C. Bar’s Small Business Legal Assistance Program.

During law school she served as a member of the executive board of the Boston College Law Review.

Ms. Kent’s representative matters include advising:

  • A chemical company in connection with its US$1.65 billion credit facility (including a renminbi tranche), with guarantees and security provided in over 15 different countries
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with a US$900 million secured acquisition financing, consisting of a first lien term loan, a second lien term loan, and an ABL revolving facility
  • A media and entertainment investment fund in connection with its US$380 million credit facility
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with a US$1.3 billion secured acquisition financing, consisting of a multi-tranche first lien facility and a second lien facility
  • A home products manufacturer in connection with its US$250 million credit facility
  • Various companies, including a grocery store chain and a childcare product manufacturer, in connection with their out-of-court restructurings
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with numerous acquisition financings, including for the acquisitions of ProKarma, PrimeFlight, Accelerate Learning, Tribute Technology, and Unison Software
  • GTCR, LLC in connection with numerous acquisition financings, including for the acquisitions of Assured Partners, Vivid Seats, and The Ultimus Group
  • SK Capital in connection with the financings for the acquisitions of SI Group and Niacet
  • Onex Corporation in connection with the financing for its acquisition of Save-a-Lot stores
  • Platinum Equity in connection with the financing for its acquisition of Biscuit International Group
  • Ardian, Cinven, EQT, Genstar Capital, Great Hill Partners, HIG Capital, ZMC, and Nordic Capital, in various financings
  • Various private and public company borrowers in connection with their credit facilities, including American Airlines, IMAX, Liberty Tire, Integrated Device Technology, Sequa Corporation, and Teladoc/Best Doctors

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2013
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2010
    cum laude