Jill actively represents public companies in capital and credit markets financings and corporate governance matters. She regularly negotiates and completes both innovative and traditional and public and private securities offerings and bank financings. She regularly communicates with and advises senior executives and directors of public companies about corporate governance matters, effective communication strategies, public disclosure documents and 1934 Act documents.
She has concentrated on the representation of energy holding companies, as well as electric utilities and natural gas companies, and has a deep understanding of utility operations, utility regulatory accounting, and financing needs and opportunities in the energy industry sector. From 2005-2017, she primarily served as counsel for an investor-owned energy holding company with operations in Texas and New Mexico, and its various operating subsidiaries. In that role, Jill represented the holding company and operating subsidiaries in a variety of public and private capital markets offerings, financings of bank credit facilities and loan agreements, merger and acquisition activities, energy-related accounting issues, NYSE listing compliance, and corporate governance matters.
From 1998-2004, she served as designated underwriters’ counsel for one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy headquartered in Virginia, as well as a large energy-based holding company headquartered in South Carolina.
Prior to returning to McGuireWoods as Senior Counsel, Jill was a partner at an Am Law 100 firm, Assistant General Counsel at Capital One Financial Corporation, and an associate at McGuireWoods
Representation of an operating company issuer in negotiating and entering into a modem utility mortgage and over $700 million private placement of secured first mortgage bonds.
Representation of a holding company in matters related to sale of natural gas operations for $650.0 million.
Representation of a holding company issuer in $100.0 million remarketing of senior unsecured notes and issuance of convertible preferred stock in settlement of stock purchase contracts.
Representation of a holding company issuer in $247.25 million remarketing of senior unsecured notes, additional issuance of $102.75 million senior unsecured notes in connection therewith and issuance of common stock in settlement of stock purchase contracts.
Representation of an operating company issuer in $350.0 million senior unsecured notes.
Representation of a holding company issuer in $154.0 million common stock offering.
Representation of a holding company issuer in $300 million equity distribution agreement for at-the-market offerings of common stock.
Representation of a holding company and operating companies in various unsecured term loans and revolving credit facilities and amendments related thereto.
Representation of underwriters in offerings of more than $32.0 billion of public securities from 1998-2004, including senior notes, common stock, preferred stock, medium-term notes, convertible securities, trust preferred securities, equity income securities, remarketable debt securities and municipal securities.
Representation of bank holding companies and national and state chartered banks in offerings of common stock and trust preferred securities.
Member, Board of Directors of NOVA of Virginia Aquatics, Inc.
Past Member, Board of Directors of Richmond SPCA
Active Member, St. James Episcopal Church
Named "Lawyer of the Year," Securities / Capital Markets Law, Richmond, The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2019
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2016-2020; Utilities Law, 2020, Woodward/White, Inc.,