Jennifer Taylor

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

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Embarcadero Center
San Francisco 94111 CA US

Jennifer Taylor is a partner in O’Melveny’s corporate finance and restructuring practice groups. She is also a member of O’Melveny’s Fintech and Emerging Technologies industry groups. Jennifer has deep experience negotiating debt financing transactions of all varieties, including financings for leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured working capital facilities, venture debt facilities, and other structured financings, including mezzanine loans, high yield, and DIP financing for debtors in bankruptcy.

In the restructuring realm, Jennifer represents clients in connection with workout transactions and Chapter 11 reorganizations. She also regularly represents investors in connection with distressed acquisitions of businesses and debt.

Jennifer has been recognized by Legal 500 (2017) and recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 (2016) and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2014).


  • Illustrative Restructuring and Distress Experience:
    • Secured lender, Franklin Templeton, in the chapter 11 reorganization of Appvion, producer of specialty coated paper and pulp. Franklin’s acquisition of Appvion was the recipient of the M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Award for “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year” (2018)
    • Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Authority in the restructuring of the debt obligations of Puerto Rico
    • Verso, producer of specialty paper and pulp, in its chapter 11 reorganization
      Kern Cal Oil 7 in the distressed acquisition of oilfield assets through a section 363 sale in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of All American Oil & Gas
    • Finisar, a publicly traded manufacturer of optical communication components and subsystems, in the acquisition of Texas-based real estate through a section 363 sale in SunEdison’s chapter 11 bankruptcy
    • Round Hill Investments in the acquisition through a section 363 sale in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of historic candy company NECCO
    • Ad hoc group of pass-through certificate holders in the out-of-court acquisition and restructuring of Coso Geothermal, operator of geothermal power facility in eastern California
    • Ad hoc group of first lien lenders in the out-of-court restructuring of Foresight Energy, leading producer of thermal coal
    • BeachPoint Capital as secured creditor in the chapter 11 bankruptcy Variant Holding Company, owner and operator of multifamily residential, self-storage and office properties
    • Panavision Inc., the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision lenses for the motion picture and television industries, in an out-of-court recapitaliziation
    • Hancock Fabrics, specialty retailer of crafts and fabrics, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy
    • Cal Dive International, offshore construction and services, in its chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Cal Dive matter garnered the Turnaround Atlas Award for “Cross-Border Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Middlemarkets)” (2016)


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.: cum laude; Member: Hastings Law Journal; Recipient: American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Bankruptcy, CALI Awards in Legal Writing and Research, Bankruptcy, and Secured Transactions
  • Stanford University, B.A., Political Science and Economics


  • Hon. Leslie Tchaikovsky, US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California


  • Financial Lawyers Conference (Board of Governors)
  • Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco
  • Northern California Chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency and
  • Restructuring Confederation (former Co-Chair)
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden (Board of Directors)


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