Jessica S. Lochmann

Partner

Overview

Jessica (Jessie) Lochmann is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, and is a vice chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice. She is a member and a former co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team and the former hiring partner for the Milwaukee office. Ms. Lochmann practices corporate and business law, with an emphasis in securities law and compliance, corporate governance, executive compensation, capital markets transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly advises clients regarding state and federal securities law compliance and corporate governance matters, assists clients with the preparation and review of Securities Exchange Act filings, advises clients regarding compliance with stock exchange listing requirements, counsels clients regarding shareholder activism and related preparedness, and represents public and private acquirors and targets in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Ms. Lochmann also represents issuers in securities transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities and public and private placements of debt securities.

Ms. Lochmann has served as the co-chair of the firm’s National Directors Institute Program since 2014. She is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and SEC-related topics.

Recognition

Ms. Lochmann has been listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. She received the Wisconsin Law Journal’s “2014 Woman of the Year” award for her efforts to promote women in law firms and on corporate boards. She also received The Milwaukee Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award in 2012, which is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to their professions and communities. In addition, she was selected for inclusion in the 2006-2010 lists of Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® for her mergers & acquisitions work. Ms. Lochmann was recognized in 2015 by Diversity MBA magazine as a “Top 100 Executive Emerging Leader.”

Education

Ms. Lochmann graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2001. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1998, where she was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Community Engagement

Ms. Lochmann is the president of the board of directors of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and a member of the board of directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. She also serves on the steering committee of Milwaukee Women Inc., a local organization whose mission is to enhance diversity in the boardroom and C-suite.

Admissions

Ms. Lochmann is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Representative Matters

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Represented an international automotive equipment manufacturer in an economic sanctions and export controls inquiry brought by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's Office of Global Security Risk ("OGSR").
Foley advises the MassMutual Board of Directors on a variety of corporate governance matters, including the amendment of the company’s bylaws. On April 9, 2014, one of MassMutual’s policyholders, Jessica Rule, sued the company for breach of fiduciary duty and under the state books and records act in connection with the adoption of those bylaw amendments. On May 5, 2015, the court granted MassMutual’s motion to dismiss the complaint, and validating the process by which the board undertook the bylaw amendments. Appeal of that decision was entered on September 10, 2015 with briefing to follow.

Insights

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08 October 2018
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11 September 2018
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08 August 2018
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2017 NDI Executive Exchange
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2016 NDI Executive Exchange
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