JESSICA WOOD focuses her practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and hostile takeover defense, corporate governance, and strategic investor relations.
Jessica is a leading member of Sidley’s Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense practice and has helped Sidley rise to the top of several prominent shareholder activism defense league tables, including No. 1 rankings by Bloomberg, FactSet, Refinitiv, and Activist Insight for North America in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Sidley was ranked in Band 1 for “Takeover Defense” by Chambers USA in 2022 and was recognized by The Deal as “Activist Defense Law Firm of the Year (Large Cap)” in 2021 and 2022.
Jessica received her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the Emory Law Journal. She also holds an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University, where she graduated magna cum laude.