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Jenny Hochenberg

Partner, Corporate

Jenny Hochenberg is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice primarily encompasses mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism defense 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;
  • Barnes & Noble in the strategic investments by Microsoft and Pearson in its NOOK business;
  • 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;
  • CommScope in its $1 billion investment from The Carlyle Group as part of CommScope’s $7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS;
  • 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;
  • Crown Castle in its $4.8 billion (including purchase options) acquisition of the rights to approximately 7,100 T Mobile towers;
  • The Fresh Market in its $1.36 billion sale to affiliates of Apollo;
  • GKN in the £8.1 billion unsolicited offer from Melrose and the proposed $6.1 billion combination of its Driveline business and Dana;
  • IBM in its acquisition of EZSource;
  • Johnson & Johnson in 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 strategic partnership with Blackstone, including a $820 million equity investment in NCR by 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; 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’s recent shareholder activism defense matters include representing ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in its settlement agreement with Sarissa Capital; Avon in its settlement agreement with Barington Capital; and Web.com in its settlement agreement with Okumus Fund Management.

Ms. Hochenberg has been recognized for her work in mergers and acquisitions by IFLR1000. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. Ms. Hochenberg is also a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions law. In 2019, she spoke on a panel entitled “Private M&A Issues” at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 2019 Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions program, on a panel entitled “Acquisitions of Public Companies” at the 2019 “Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting,” which was presented by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and on a panel entitled “Public Company Creep Update” at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s 15th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute.

In September 2019, Ms. Hochenberg participated in the inaugural event for the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law & Economics Women in Business Law Initiative. She also 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 University in 2009. Ms. Hochenberg joined Cravath in 2009 and became a partner in 2018.

Ms. Hochenberg may be reached by phone at +1‑212-474-1235 or by email at jhochenberg@cravath.com.

Ms. Hochenberg is admitted only in New York.

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