Jessica S. Lothman


Jessica S. Lothman


Jessica Lothman focuses her practice on tax-exempt and taxable bond transactions for municipal and governmental clients, for 501(c)(3) organizations, including educational, cultural, and health care organizations, and for corporations related to solid waste, manufacturing, and development projects. Jessica is a member of Foley’s Finance & Financial Institutions and Health Care Finance and Public Finance practice groups as well as a member of the firm’s Health Care industry team and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) team.

Jessica works closely with clients as general corporate counsel, borrower’s counsel, bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel, and also has experience representing public and private corporate borrowers and financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions including asset-based and cash flow transactions, commercial paper, syndicated financing, secured and unsecured credit facilities, and acquisition financings. She has experience representing banks with securitizations of municipal debt and the private placement of senior and subordinate debt instruments.

Jessica takes pride in advising and helping clients to advance their goals, which she does by actively listening to clients, remaining up-to-date on emerging laws and trends, including ESG financing developments, and applying her knowledge and experience with various financing structures to advocate for clients and protect their interests throughout the life of their financial transactions.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch – Public Finance Law (2023-2024)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® Rising StarGovernment Finance (2023)


  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member of Women in Public Finance, National and Wisconsin Chapters

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney, Wisconsin Afghan Refugee Asylum Project
  • Volunteer Attorney, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic
  • Adjunct Professor, Marquette University College of Education
  • Board Member as Director of Special Events, Association for Women Lawyers
  • Board Member, Project Kindred (
  • Executive Board, Illinois Wesleyan University Council for Women
15 May 2024 Viewpoints

Fitch's New Rating Criteria Could Benefit Municipalities

Fitch instituted a new rating criteria in early April, which could help boost the credit ratings for municipalities and other...
02 April 2024 Article

Changes to General Obligation Notes Borrowing in Wisconsin: Benefits to Municipalities

Municipalities issuing general obligation promissory notes under section 67.12 (12) of the Wisconsin Statutes may now take advantage of a statutory maximum maturity date of 20 years.
16 November 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
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©.
22 March 2023 Article

Qualifying Qualified Broadband Projects: NABL’s Request for Guidance to Clarify Qualified Broadband Project Provisions

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has provisions to encourage investment in high-speed broadband projects, but as written, the legislation leaves open for interpretation several provisions.
15 November 2022 In the News

Foley Attorneys Named to 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.