is an experienced tax, investment and funds lawyer. Her sweet spot is being an expert generalist and structuring and executing deals in the US and internationally. She started her career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in NY and London. After leaving Big Law, she returned to London, where she worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch as a tax lawyer and then on the trading desk, structuring equity derivatives. Sitting on the trading floor and working as an investment banker gave Jacquie deep insight into deal structuring and complex financial instruments.
Returning to New York in 2005, Jacquie served as Tax Counsel and Deputy General Counsel of Ziff Brothers Investments, and Partner of Ziff Legal Group. While with ZBI, she covered tax and legal issues related to hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital, asset acquisitions and dispositions, regulatory and compliance, as well as domestic and international business operations, employment and benefits.
Clients appreciate Jacquie’s judgment and creative problem-solving in the interstices of business and law. She is comfortable with complexity, and clear in her communications. She is collaborative in her approach, with deep emotional intelligence. Her tax law background leads her to draw a lot of boxes and arrows, but also to be the grown-up who cares how a deal gets executed.
Jacquie is a committed feminist. Her years in Big Law and investment banks were spent working predominantly for men, and women role models/mentors were few and far between. Jacquie is a magna cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, where she serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council and is a Founding Member/Vice-Chair of the Mary Kennedy Brown Society - the network of women law alumnae. She is member of Women Owned Law, and is involved with the Women and the Law section of the New York State Bar Association.