Kirsten J. Jensen

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Kirsten J. Jensen

Kirsten J. Jensen

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

A founding member of our Palo Alto office, Kirsten Jensen has specialized in mergers and acquisitions over her 25+ years of practice. Named one of the Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder in multiple years for her extensive experience representing clients in the tech and biotech industries, Kirsten has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for her M&A work.

Kirsten regularly advises her corporate and private equity clients on public and private M&A, joint ventures, minority investments, corporate defense and general corporate matters. She enjoys using her knowledge and experience to provide practical advice and develop solutions to help her clients achieve their business goals. Kirsten works with clients in a broad range of industries in addition to tech and biotech, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, renewable energy, finance, consumer products, media, real estate, aerospace and light industrial.

Kirsten received her B.A. from Yale in 1988 and her J.D. from Harvard in 1991.

Some of Kirsten’s corporate representations include:

* Yahoo!, in its acquisition of Tumblr
* Facet Biotech, in its successful defense against Biogen Idec’s hostile tender offer and in its subsequent sale to Abbott Laboratories
* Google, in its purchase of YouTube
* Agilent Technologies, in the sale of its semiconductor products group to Silver Lake and KKR
* CB Richard Ellis, in its acquisition of Trammell Crow Company
* VERITAS Software, in its merger with Symantec
* Intellisync, in its sale to Nokia
* Applera Corporation, in the sale of its analytical instruments business and the purchase of Axys Pharmaceutical by Applera’s Celera Genomics Group

Some examples of Kirsten’s work with private equity firms are:

* Elevation, in its investments in MarketShare, Forbes Media and Palm and in the sale of Palm to Hewlett-Packard Company
* Riverwood, in its investment in Lighting Science Group Corporation
* Health Evolution Partners, in its investment in CenseoHealth and in various transactions involving its other portfolio companies including Optimal IMX, Halcyon Health and Freedom Innovations
* Hellman & Friedman, in its acquisition of Goodman Global, and Hellman & Friedman and Texas Pacific Group, in their purchase of Intergraph Corporation
* Memec Group, a portfolio company of Permira Advisers, in its sale to Avnet
* Jazz Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of KKR, in its acquisition of Orphan Medical
* Silver Lake and Texas Pacific Group, in their sale of Crystal Decisions to Business Objects
* Paine & Partners, in its acquisition of Icicle Seafoods

Her joint venture experience includes:

* McKesson Corporation, it its generic pharmaceutical sourcing alliance with Wal-Mart Stores
* Embraer, in its joint venture with Zodiac Aerospace
* CB Richard Ellis, in its acquisition and joint venture Clarion Real Estate Securities
* Clorox, in its joint venture with Procter & Gamble
* Accenture, in its joint venture with Microsoft
* NBC, in its joint venture with Dow Jones and its joint venture with CNET

Kirsten authored the chapter on “Due Diligence in M&A and Securities Offerings” in the PLI publication Advising High-Technology Companies.

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Education
JD
Class of 1991

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA
Class of 1988

Yale College was the official name of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, from 1718 to 1887. The name now refers to the undergraduate part of the university. Each undergraduate student is assigned to one of 12 residential colleges. Yale was founded in part from funds realized from the sale of Equivalent Lands.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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The State Bar of California is California's official bar association. It is responsible for managing the admission of lawyers to the practice of law, investigating complaints of professional misconduct, and prescribing appropriate discipline. It is directly responsible to the Supreme Court of California. All attorney admissions and disbarments are issued as recommendations of the State Bar, which are then routinely ratified by the Supreme Court. The State Bar was legally established on July 29, 1927, when the State Bar Act went into effect.[5]:xiii–xix Today, the State Bar of California is the largest state bar association in the United States, with 242,000-plus members as of January 2013, of whom over 179,000 are on active status. It is headquartered in San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

Career History
Partner
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Prior

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Political Donations
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Founder at Gephardt Group

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Infineon Technologies AG purchases Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Electronic Arts, Inc. purchases Respawn Entertainment LLC

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McKesson Corporation purchases CoverMyMeds LLC from Francisco Partners Management LP, JumpStart Ventures /Ohio

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Kirsten J. Jensen is affiliated with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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