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Jennifer Yount

Paul Hastings LLP

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Partner, Corporate Department


Jennifer Yount is the chair of the Paul Hastings Finance and Restructuring practice and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Her practice primarily consists of representing banks, finance companies, and other lenders in working capital financings, acquisition financings, bank/bond transactions, restructurings, and debtor in-possession and exit financings. Ms. Yount has negotiated numerous intercreditor and subordination agreements in 1st Lien/2nd Lien, split collateral, and mezzanine financings and agreements among lenders in unitranche and FILO financings. She has industry experience in a variety of business sectors and has extensive experience with cross-border international transactions.


Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996 University of California Santa Barbara, B.A., 1993

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Paul Hastings LLP has a dynamic team with experienced lawyers spread across several offices, including New York (where the bulk of the team is based), Los Angeles and Chicago. The team has particular expertise in acting for for major banks in lender-side mandates including refinancings and leveraged buyouts, many of which are sponsor designated. The firm also has a growing practice advising direct lenders, where Los Angeles-based global finance and restructuring chair Jennifer Yount and Bill Brady are names to note. Recent highlights include advising RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities, Barclays Bank and Citigroup Global Markets on the $3.6bn financing for Meredith Corporation's acquisition of media company Time. The practice group has experience acting for corporate and private equity borrowers, which recently included advising Delphi Technologies on a $1.4bn financing linked to its spin-off from Delphi Automotive. The highly rated global leveraged finance practice is jointly led by Michael Baker  and John Cobb.

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