Jenna M. Godfrey

Jenna M. Godfrey

Counsel, Capital Markets
Jenna Godfrey represents a wide range of U.S. and international corporate clients and investment banks in a variety of capital markets transactions.


Ms. Godfrey has advised on initial public offerings and secondary equity offerings, pre-IPO investments, PIPEs, funding rounds and other private placements. She also has counseled on public and private offerings of investment-grade and high-yield debt (including green, social and sustainability-linked bonds), acquisition financings and de-SPAC transactions, tender offers, exchange offers and other strategic corporate transactions.

Ms. Godfrey also regularly advises corporate clients on U.S. securities law issues, including on the preparation of public disclosures, as well as corporate governance and stock exchange matters.

Notable representations include:

  • Waldencast plc in a variety of matters, including its $1.2 billion three-way business combination with Obagi Cosmeceuticals (outside of China) and Milk Makeup
  • Rite Aid Corporation in a variety of matters, including corporate governance and stock exchange issues
  • Dole plc, a newly created company formed from the combination of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company, Inc., in its $400 million IPO
  • Hunt Oil Company of Peru L.L.C., Sucursal Del Peru in its $600 million high-yield offering of senior trust enhanced notes
  • the private equity founding investors in the formation and $1.5 billion initial capital raise of Bermuda-based insurer Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, one of the largest initial capital raises in the industry
  • 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
  • CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest building materials companies in the world, in numerous debt offerings
  • the underwriters in the $400 million initial public offering of common stock of Match Group, Inc.
  • TerraForm Power, Inc. and SunEdison, Inc. in various financing transactions, including public and private offerings of high-yield notes, convertible notes and common equity
  • numerous corporate issuers, including Gilead Sciences, Inc. and SL Green Realty Corp., in a variety of U.S. dollar- and euro-denominated investment-grade notes offerings

In addition, Ms. Godfrey has extensive experience counseling on all aspects of SPAC- and de-SPAC-related transactions. In this capacity, she has represented SPACs, sponsors, targets, post-de-SPAC public companies, underwriters and placement agents.



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


  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Jenna M. Godfrey