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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Banking and Credit


Jennifer Hobbs, a Corporate Partner who is a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Administrative Partner of the Firm, focuses on acquisition finance and advises on a broad range of financings for many of the Firm’s leading private equity and corporate clients, including Silver Lake Partners, EQT Partners and the private equity group at Goldman Sachs, together with their portfolio companies. Jennifer has led some of the largest acquisition financings in history, including representing Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell in the financing of their $27 billion take private of Dell, Inc. and later Dell itself in the debt financing for its $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation. She also represented Mars in the debt financing of its historic $22 billion acquisition of the Wm. Wrigley Company.


B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas (1989); Masters of International Affairs, Columbia University (1992); J.D., Law Review, New York University (1997).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Leading lawyers)

Jennifer HobbsSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

One of New York’s premier finance firms, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its continued ability to sit at the very top of both the lender and borrower side markets, representing an impressive range of leading investment banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporate borrowers in numerous high-value, complex transactions every year. The group’s lender practice is best known for its longstanding relationship with JP Morgan; William Sheehan is a key name in this regard and recently co-led a team, alongside practice head Patrick Ryan, which represented the bank in a $41.5bn senior unsecured bridge loan to finance the combination of AT&T’s WarnerMedia with Discovery. With regards to borrower work, James Cross continues to advise on acquisition financing, while Jennifer Hobbs assists corporate borrowers such as Dell Technologies with securing multi-billion credit facilities. Outside of New York, the firm expanded its partner ranks in January 2021 with the promotion of Michael Vernace in California.