Jessica L. Schmiege

Jessica L. Schmiege

Counsel, Corporate
Jessica Schmiege focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other corporate and securities matters.


Ms. Schmiege has advised public and private companies on a variety of transactions, including mergers and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including securities law compliance, disclosure and periodic reporting and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Schmiege’s experience includes advising, among others:

  • Hospira, Inc. in its $17 billion acquisition by Pfizer Inc.
  • Catalent, Inc. in its $16.5 billion merger with an affiliate of Novo Holdings S/A
  • Hillshire Brands Company in its proposed $6.6 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc. and in its subsequent sale to Tyson Foods, Inc. in a transaction valued at $8.5 billion
  • The Middleby Corporation in its proposed, but subsequently terminated, acquisition of Welbilt, Inc. in a transaction valued at $4.3 billion
  • Ball Corporation in its $3.4 billion divestiture of select metal beverage can assets to Ardagh Group, S.A.
  • Maui Jim, Inc. in its acquisition by Kering Eyewear
  • SP Plus Corporation in its $1.5 billion merger with Metropolis Technologies, Inc.
  • Chiquita Brands International Inc. in its proposed cross-border business combination transaction with Fyffes plc and its unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.3 billion merger with an affiliate of the Cutrale-Safra group
  • Quintana Energy Services, Inc. in its merger of equals with KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc.
  • CF Industries in its $390 million acquisition of all publicly traded common units of its master limited partnership, Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P., and various notes redemptions
  • Hanwha Aerospace Co. in its $300 million acquisition of EDAC Technologies from Greenbrier Equity Group L.P.
  •, Inc. in its $190 million acquisition by Bed Bath & Beyond
  • OAO Severstal in its $140 million sale of subsidiary PBS Coals Ltd. to Corsa Coal Corp
  • Huron Consulting Group in its:
    • $100 million acquisition of Innosight Holdings
    • $112 million sale of Huron Legal to Consilio
    • sale of its life sciences strategy consulting practice to Oliver Wyman
    • acquisition of Whiteboard Higher Education
    • acquisition of My Rounding Solutions
    • acquisition of ADI Strategies
    • acquisition of Healthcare Services Management, Inc.
    • acquisitions of other private businesses
  • Samsung Electronics in its acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc.
  • McDavid Inc. in its acquisition by Shock Doctor, Inc.
  • TECO Energy Inc. in its sale of subsidiary TECO Coal to Cambrian Coal

In recognition of her work in corporate law, Ms. Schmiege was named among Best Lawyers’ Ones To Watch in 2024.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Schmiege worked as a consultant for Accenture LLP.



  • J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2013 (cum laude)
  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 2008 (cum laude)


  • Illinois

Jessica L. Schmiege