Jessica (Jessie) Lochmann is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, the former vice-chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice, a member and former co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team as well as the former hiring partner for the Milwaukee office. Jessie 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. Jessie also represents issuers in securities transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities and public and private placements of debt securities.
Jessie 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.
Jessie was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018 - 2021). 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. Jessie was recognized in 2015 by Diversity MBA magazine as a “Top 100 Executive Emerging Leader.”
Jessie 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.
Jessie is the former president of the board of directors of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and serves as the secretary 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.
Jessie is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.