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Overview

Jessica is a corporate and transactional attorney with a passion for the renewable energy industry.

Her interest in corporate work dates to the very beginning of her career: Jessica discovered an interest in contract law as a law student and quickly realized as an attorney that she had a gift for negotiating. She enjoys bringing parties together to reach a mutually beneficial result, a successful transaction that represents a win for both sides.

Jessica focuses her practice on the renewable energy industry, representing developers, investors and energy companies in transactions involving the development, financing, construction, acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure projects. She often works with projects all the way through their development cycle, from the purchase of vacant property through planning and construction, all the way to a completed renewable energy facility. Jessica conducts due diligence and drafts and analyzes transactional and financing documents, such as:

  • Credit agreements and related debt documents
  • Assignment and contribution agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Engineering, procurement and construction agreements
  • Joint venture agreements

Renewable energy is an industry she’s excited to play a role in: Jessica is passionate about using her legal skills to advance projects that will improve the world, and she’s enthusiastic about being on the forefront of the new energy technologies that will shape the future.

Jessica is known for her excitement for and interest in clients’ work, but also for her reliability and creativity. With a focus on client needs, she excels at finding creative solutions to challenges that arise in transactions.


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Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
    • Vanderbilt Law Review, Symposium Editor
    • Black Law Students Association, President
  • B.A., Cornell University

Admissions

  • Missouri – admission pending
  • New York

Languages

  • French, conversational
Experience
  • Represented 13 initial coordinating lead arrangers, lenders and issuing banks in approximately $5.8 billion debt financing of LNG export project and associated lateral gas pipeline.
  • Represented underwriters on $10 billion sovereign bond offering.
  • Represented Chapter 11 trustee in ongoing restructuring involving approximately $1.1 billion of debt.
  • Represented the sponsor and borrower in approximately $350 million dollar warehouse facility involving portfolio of renewable energy projects.
Outside the Office

When she’s not in the office, you can often find Jessica in her kitchen, trying out a new recipe.

She’s especially fond of cooking Jamaican and Ukrainian dishes, celebrating her own heritage. When it comes to baking, though, Jessica is happy with any kind of cakes or pastries. She’s a fan of The Great British Baking Show.

Jessica also enjoys staying in shape with Pilates and her Peloton.

Community Leadership
  • Cornell Track Association Executive Committee, 2020-present
  • Cornell Track Association Mentorship Committee, 2020-present

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