Bio

Jenna M. Godfrey concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities matters.

Select M&A representations include:

  • Dynegy Inc. in its stock-for-stock merger with Vistra Energy to create a combined company with an enterprise value greater than $20 billion;
  • Enel Green Power S.p.A. in its $250 million acquisition via a tender offer of EnerNOC, Inc.;
  • Entergy Corporation in connection with its sale of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in upstate New York to Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation; and
  • Rite Aid Corporation in its:
    • $4.4 billion sale of 1,932 stores, related distribution assets and inventory to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.; and
    • proposed but terminated merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc.

Select capital markets representations include:

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. in numerous debt offerings, including its investment grade financing to fund its $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma, Inc.;
  • the underwriters in the $400 million initial public offering of common stock of Match Group, Inc.;
  • Moelis & Company in its numerous offerings of Class A common stock;
  • SunEdison, Inc. and its yieldcos, TerraForm Power, Inc. and TerraForm Global, Inc., in numerous financing transactions, including public and private offerings of high-yield notes, convertible notes and preferred stock, as well as the financing of their $2.4 billion acquisition of First Wind Holdings, Inc.;
  • the private equity founding investors in the formation and $1.5 billion initial capital raise of Bermuda insurer Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, one of the largest initial capital raises in the industry;
  • the underwriters in an at-the-market financing program by Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P., the operating partnership of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.;
  • CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest building materials companies in the world, in its numerous debt offerings;
  • the underwriters in a $370 million offering of notes units issued by subsidiaries of The AES Corporation involved in energy generation in the Dominican Republic;
  • the underwriters in a $200 million initial offering and $100 million reoffering of senior notes by the Province of La Rioja, Argentina, to develop the Parque Arauco Wind Farm Project, one of the first green bond issuances by an Argentine province; and
  • Hunt Oil Company of Peru L.L.C., Sucursal Del Peru in its $600 million high-yield offering of senior trust enhanced notes.
Ms. Godfrey also works closely with the firm’s Tax Group in the representation of developers and investors in tax-advantaged transactions in the energy sector.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2011 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 2007

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Jenna M. Godfrey