Jessica J. Chen

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Jessica Chen is a transactional tax associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Chen advises US and non-US corporations, private equity funds, and investment banks in a variety of US and international contexts and specifically on federal tax issues related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, restructurings, and post-merger integration matters, including:

  • US and cross-border taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, including reorganizations, joint ventures, and spin-offs
  • Public and private financing transactions
  • Technology and IP licensing and collaboration development agreements

As part of Ms. Chen's pro bono practice, she advises charitable organizations on obtaining tax exempt status as well as on other tax-related matters. 

Ms. Chen leads the San Francisco Asian & Middle Eastern Lawyers Group at Latham.

While at USC Gould School of Law, Ms. Chen was Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Chen worked as an investment banking analyst at Barclays Capital in its equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions practices.

Ms. Chen’s experience includes representing:

  • Okta in its US$6.5 billion acquisition of Auth0
  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2014
    • BA in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • English
  • Practices
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