Jenner & Block

Neil Cummings is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department with a broad practice and client base.

Neil focuses on representing:

  • underwriters, issuers, private equity funds and other private sources of capital in debt financings and other capital raises,
  • debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders in restructurings, and
  • buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.  

He primarily advises publicly-traded and privately-held companies, high net-worth individuals and family offices.  His practice covers both domestic and cross-border work.  He also provides general counseling for institutional and corporate clients.  His work spans a broad range of industries including automobile, construction, defense, financial services, food and beverage, gaming and hospitality, health care, industrials, media, professional sports, real estate, retail and consumer, software, technology, telecommunications and transportation. 

Neil represents numerous funds in a broad range of matters, including transactions for domestic and foreign funds managed by Ares, Atlas Holdings, Flag Capital, Kayne Anderson, Lexington, McLarty Capital, NEA, Newbury Partners, Pearl Street and Ridgemont Equity Partners.

Recently, his recent company-side work has included engagements for Edison International, General Motors, Harbor Freight, Hertz Corporation, Internap and MarketAccess Holdings.

In Chambers USA, clients praise Neil as “an extremely responsive and creative practitioner” who “understand[s] the market inside and out.” Another client notes to Chambers USA that “we consider him an authority and when we have him working for us we never feel like we’re going to miss anything.”  

Neil is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He has also been recognized as one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 in the State of California by The Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Neil is admitted to practice law in California, New York, and in England and Wales.

He graduated first in his class with high distinction from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland school of law, and holds an LL.M. in public health law from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation from law school, he was named Scottish Young Lawyer of the Year, a distinction awarded to the top-ranked graduate from Scotland’s law schools.