Christopher T. Jensen counsels both public and private companies on capital market offerings, public company disclosure and governance, and general securities and corporate advice. He advises issuers and underwriters in IPOs, including in connection with the consolidation of companies in highly fragmented industries and the concurrent IPOs of such companies, as well as in follow-on offerings, secondary offerings, and public and 144A/Regulation S note offerings under the Securities Act of 1933.
Chris also counsels public companies in the preparation and filing of periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. He has experience advising clients in the financial services industry with regard to their ongoing disclosure and reporting requirements, corporate governance matters, annual meeting and proxy-related issues, SEC regulations, stock exchange requirements, and various other matters affecting multinational companies and their officers and directors.
A member of the Recruiting Committee for the firm’s New York office for more than 30 years, Chris was chairman of the Recruiting Committee and hiring partner for the New York office for 10 years. He also served for many years as a member of the firm’s Fiduciary Review Committee and Audit Response Committee.
Represented a commercial real estate services company in its $325 million IPO on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
Represented various investment banks as underwriters of the $97 million IPO and $59 million follow-on offering of a company engaged in outside advertising, insurance, and real estate lines of business
Represented a global financial services company in the reorganization into an Up-C structure and spin-off to stockholders of all of the shares of Class A common stock and Class B common stock of one of its subsidiaries
Represented a global financial services company in its $1.2 billion reorganization into an Up-C structure and $200 million public offering of the reorganized business
Represented a global financial services company in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.75% senior notes due 2024
Represented a global financial services company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% senior notes due 2024
Represented a commercial real estate services company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $550 million of 6.125% senior notes due 2023
Represented a global financial services company in its various at-the-market equity offering programs aggregating $650 million
Represented a company engaged in outdoor advertising, insurance and real estate lines of business in its $50 million at-the-market equity offering program
Represented various issuers in connection with the consolidation of companies in their highly fragmented industries and their concurrent IPOs
Represented various other issuers and underwriters in connection with their IPOs and follow-on offerings
University of Virginia School of Law, 1980, J.D.
Yale University, 1977, B.A., cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Capital markets: equity offerings, The Legal 500 US (2019)