Jessica S. Lochmann is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, and is a vice chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice. She is a member and a former co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team and the former hiring partner for the Milwaukee office.
Ms. Lochmann practices corporate and business law, with an emphasis in securities law and compliance, corporate governance, executive compensation, capital markets transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
She regularly advises clients regarding state and federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, assists clients with the preparation and review of Securities Exchange Act filings, advises clients regarding compliance with stock exchange listing requirements, counsels clients regarding shareholder activism and related preparedness, and represents public and private acquirors and targets in mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Ms. Lochmann also represents issuers in securities transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities and public and private placements of debt securities.
Ms. Lochmann has served as the co-chair of the firm’s National Directors Institute Program since 2014. She is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and SEC-related topics.
Ms. Lochmann graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1998, where she was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Lochmann is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.
Representative Matters :
- Represented an international automotive equipment manufacturer in an economic sanctions and export controls inquiry brought by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Global Security Risk (“OGSR”).
- Foley advises the MassMutual Board of Directors on a variety of corporate governance matters, including the amendment of the company’s bylaws. On April 9, 2014, one of MassMutual’s policyholders, Jessica Rule, sued the company for breach of fiduciary duty and under the state books and records act in connection with the adoption of those bylaw amendments.
- On May 5, 2015, the court granted MassMutual’s motion to dismiss the complaint, and validating the process by which the board undertook the bylaw amendments. Appeal of that decision was entered on September 10, 2015 with briefing to follow.
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