Jennifer is partner emeritus in the tax group at Fenwick in Mountain View, California. She was included for the fourth time as one of the world’s top 25 women tax advisers in Euromoney’s Worlds Leading Women Business Lawyers (2015), and was invited again to write an introduction to the publication.
Jennifer was named “America’s Best in Tax Dispute Resolution” by Euromoney at its 2014 and 2015 Americas Women in Business Law Awards Dinner. She also has been on Euromoney’s Women in Business Law short list three times for the award “Best in Tax.”
Jennifer’s work during 2015 included large-corporate tax litigation and M&A matters, including work on some of the recent and widely publicized “inversion” transactions.
Jennifer has been on the Executive Leadership Committee of the International Fiscal Association, which is a highly-regarded worldwide association of leading tax advisors, and has appeared regularly in Euromoney’s World’s Leading Tax Lawyers.
Jennifer has served as the Northern California Chair for the California State Bar International Tax Committee. She has spoken at and chaired numerous seminars on international tax subjects. Her articles have appeared in Tax Notes International magazine and in Tax Notes magazine.
Whittier College awarded Jennifer its Alumna Achievement Award in 2013 “for superior accomplishments in her career.” Later that year, she was elected to serve, and she continues to serve, on the Whittier College Board of Trustees.
Jennifer has been a tax partner at Fenwick for over 20 years, and plays an instrumental role in the firm’s tax practice. The firm has represented 6 of the Fortune top 10 companies, over 50 of the Fortune 100 and over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies in federal tax matters.
International Tax Review gave Fenwick its San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year Award nine times through 2017, and has given Fenwick its America’s (or US’s) Tax Litigation Firm of the Year award four times. Fenwick also has received M&A tax awards at the ITR Americas Awards dinners, including Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year.
Jennifer also has been included in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors, Law and Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, ITR’s Leading Lawyers in the Western U.S., Euromoney’s Guide to the Leading U.S. Tax Lawyers, and International Tax Review’s Best Tax Advisers in North America.
Education & Admissions
J.D., Loyola Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Lowell Memorial Merit Scholar
Admitted to practice in California (Inactive)
Certified Public Accountant in the State of California