Jessica Schmiege focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other corporate and securities matters. She has advised public and private companies on a variety of transactions, including mergers, restructurings, and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Schmiege also has advised 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.;
  • 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;
  • Ball Corporation in its $3.4 billion divestiture of select metal beverage can assets;
  • 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;
  •, 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;
    • acquisition of My Rounding Solutions;
    • acquisition of ADI Strategies; and
    • acquisition of Healthcare Services Management, Inc.;
  • Samsung Electronics in its acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc.;
  • McDavid Inc. in its acquisition by Shock Doctor, Inc.; and
  • TECO Energy Inc. in its sale of subsidiary TECO Coal to Cambrian Coal.

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.A., Vanderbilt University, 2008 (cum laude)


  • Illinois

Jessica L. Schmiege