Jenn Vergilii is a Partner and Co-Chair of Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets practice group. She counsels public and privately held clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of general corporate and business matters, including corporate governance and all forms of commercial contracts.
Jenn serves all types of clients from start-ups, to closely held family businesses to multi-national public companies in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, energy, chemicals, construction, food services and consumer products.
Jenn has worked on a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, including numerous privately held companies and public companies such as the following:
- American Greetings
- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH)
- Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS)
- Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF)
- Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE)
- Independence Excavating, Inc.
- The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM)
- The L.D. Kichler Co.
- The Lincoln Electric Company (NASDAQ: LECO)
Serving as the firm's lead liaison to Lex Mundi, a leading network of more than 150 independent law firms and 22,000 attorneys worldwide, positions Jenn well to provide global legal counsel to her international clients.
Chambers USA 2020 ranked Jenn as a Band 4 "Leading Lawyer" in Corporate/M&A in Ohio. Chambers noted that Jenn's clients cite her "'practical and responsive' demeanor as a key asset in corporate work and regularly call upon her to handle a broad array of M&A and capital markets transactions. One source adds: 'She got us out of a good number of tight spots and get the deal over the line. She was very hardworking and available at any time of the day.'"
Jenn is a member of the 2018 Leadership Cleveland class. She was elected to join In Counsel With Women in 2018.
She serves on the firm’s Management Committee and has served as a member of the Practice Planning & Growth Committee (formerly known as the Executive Committee); she is a member of the Calfee Women Lead affinity group.
Jenn is a regular presenter at seminars and the author of numerous publications.
Prior to joining Calfee, Jenn was an Associate with the Chicago law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and then an Associate with the Des Moines firm of Nyemaster, Goode, Voigts, West, Hansell & O’Brien, P.C. She began her tenure with Calfee in 2001 and was elected Partner in 2007. She was elected to the Management Committee in 2021.