Jenner & Block

Partners Jason Osborn and Melissa Root Selected as “Emerging Leaders” by The M&A Advisor

Jenner & Block Partners Jason D. Osborn and Melissa M. Root have been selected as “Emerging Leaders” in the legal advisor category by The M&A Advisor.  They will be honored at a black-tie awards gala in New York on June 10, 2016.  The 2016  winners were chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. 

“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, financing and turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe earlier this year, the 2016 US award winners join a truly global network of young leaders,” said David Fergusson, president and co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Mr. Osborn is a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices and leads the firm’s Corporate Innovation Task Force.  He counsels clients on their business development strategies and regularly represents private equity funds and public and private company clients in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, joint ventures, divestures, private financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, and in related corporate governance, executive compensation and general corporate matters.

Ms. Root is a member of the firm’s Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation and ERISA Litigation practices.  She is a bankruptcy lawyerexperienced in sizeable bankruptcy cases.  She frequently represents parties in large complex bankruptcy litigation matters and also frequently represents debtors and trustees in Chapter 11 cases.