JENNIE BALKAS represents issuers as well as investment banks in a variety of capital markets transactions, including public and private debt offerings and primary and secondary equity offerings. She also advises on matters of corporate governance, SEC disclosure requirements, and federal securities laws.
Prior to joining Sidley, Jennie served as the Director of Legal at a Chicago-based investment bank and asset manager. In this role, she provided legal advice and guidance to the company’s board of directors, investment banking and capital markets departments, and to other registered securities professionals.
Jennie received her J.D., cum laude, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, she served as Submissions Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Energy Law, was a national finalist in the ABA Representation in Mediation competition, and competed in the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition and the ABA Representation in Negotiation Competition. Jennie received her B.A. from the University of Iowa.