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Jenny Hochenberg

Partner, Corporate

Jenny Hochenberg focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Ms. Hochenberg’s notable M&A transactions include representing:

  • Atlas Air Worldwide in its long‑term commercial agreements to provide air cargo services to Amazon, and its grant of rights to Amazon to acquire Atlas Air equity;
  • Cable ONE in its $525.9 million acquisition of Fidelity Communications’ data, video and voice business, its acquisition of Clearwave Communications and its $735 million acquisition of NewWave Communications;
  • Cincinnati Bell in its pending $2.9 billion acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure;
  • The special committee of the board of directors of CNH Global in the merger of Fiat Industrial and CNH Global with and into CNH Industrial;
  • CommScope in its $1 billion investment from The Carlyle Group as part of CommScope’s $7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS;
  • Crown Castle in its $4.8 billion (including purchase options) acquisition of the rights to approximately 7,100 T Mobile towers;
  • GKN in the £8.1 billion unsolicited offer from Melrose and the proposed $6.1 billion combination of its Driveline business and Dana;
  • Johnson & Johnson in Janssen Biotech’s pending $750 million acquisition of Bermekimab from XBiotech, its $3.4 billion acquisition of Auris Health, the $2.8 billion sale of its Advanced Sterilization Products business to Fortive and the $2.1 billion sale of its LifeScan business to Platinum Equity;
  • Mylan in its $5.6 billion inversion acquisition of Abbott Laboratories’ non‑U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business;
  • NCR in its $820 million equity investment from Blackstone;
  • Pilgrim’s Pride in its $7.7 billion offer for Hillshire Brands and in connection with a competing offer to acquire Hillshire made by Tyson Foods;
  • Pitney Bowes in its $395 million acquisition of Borderfree;
  • Scientific Games in its acquisition of Don Best Sports and its C$775 million acquisition of NYX Gaming Group;
  • Time Warner in its $109 billion sale to AT&T;
  • US Foods in its pending $970 million acquisition of Smart Foodservice; and
  • The Strategic Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Yahoo in the $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business by Verizon.

Ms. Hochenberg is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions law. In 2020, she spoke on an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar entitled “When COVID-19 Impacts Your Deal: Evolving M&A Practices and Provisions,” as well as at the ABA’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting, where she participated in the “Acquisitions of Public Companies Subcommittee Meeting.” Ms. Hochenberg also spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Doing Deals 2020: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice” program, participating in a panel entitled “It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals.”

Ms. Hochenberg is involved in several initiatives dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession, and she supports DirectWomen, a national non‑profit which works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards.

Ms. Hochenberg was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She received an A.B. in Economics summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2006, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School in 2009. Ms. Hochenberg is a member of the New York Stanford Law School Chapter Committee, which serves to strengthen the connections among alumni in New York and between alumni and the school.

Ms. Hochenberg joined Cravath in 2009 and was elected a partner in 2017.

Ms. Hochenberg is admitted only in New York.