Jessica S. Lochmann


Jessica S. Lochmann


Jessie Lochmann practices corporate and business law, with an emphasis in securities law and compliance, corporate governance, executive compensation, and capital markets transactions. Jessie frequently represents issuers in securities transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings of equity securities and public and private placements of debt securities. She is the co-leader of the firm’s Capital Markets and Public Company Advisory Practice.

Jessie regularly advises public company clients and their boards of directors on the full range of governance and securities law matters, including governance structure, SEC reporting and disclosure, corporate governance “best practices,” board evaluation processes, fiduciary duty issues, stock exchange listing standards and requirements, relationships with shareholders and proxy advisory firms, ESG hot topics, and shareholder activism and related preparedness. She actively represents over a dozen public companies on their regular 1934 Act compliance, capital markets, and governance matters.

Jessie’s clients also include large private and nonprofit organizations in a governance and board advisory capacity.

Jessie is active in the firm’s governance, serving on the firm’s national partnership selection committee. She is active in the firm’s Manufacturing and Health Care & Life Sciences sectors and is the former co-chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team, as well as the former hiring partner for the Milwaukee office. She previously served as the vice-chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice Group. 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018 – 2023)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® for her mergers & acquisitions work (2006-2010)
  • Recognized in 2015 by Diversity MBA magazine as a “Top 100 Executive Emerging Leader”

Community Involvement

  • Serves as the secretary of the board of directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • Former president of the board of directors of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee
  • Serves on the steering committee of Milwaukee Women Inc., a local organization whose mission is to enhance diversity in the boardroom and C-suite
23 April 2024 Article

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That “Pure Omissions” Are Not Actionable Under Rule 10b-5

On April 12, 2024, the United States Supreme Court delivered an important decision on the issue of whether a failure to make disclosure required under Item 303 of Regulation S-K can support a Rule 10b-5 claim, even in the absence of an otherwise-misleading statement.
22 April 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents AI Pioneer Matterport in Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by CoStar Group

Foley & Lardner LLP is representing Matterport, Inc. in its proposed acquisition by CoStar Group for an estimated equity value of approximately $2.1 billion and an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion.
10 November 2023 Events

October 2023 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Meeting | Understanding the Impact of the SEC Cybersecurity Rules

Join us on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 — in-person or live-streaming — at the next Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (MCSA) meeting, where sponsors HALOCK Security Labs and Foley & Lardner LLP will give you the combined legal and cyber risk management perspective.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
03 August 2023 Innovative Technology Insights

SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules

On July 26, 2023, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incident reporting by public companies.
11 July 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2023

As we embark on the second half of 2023, this second annual Manufacturing White Paper examines the business and legal considerations that continue to impact the industry and offers the perspectives and insights of attorneys with deep experience serving as trusted advisors to manufacturing companies.