As a corporate partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, Jessica concentrates her practice on counseling private equity funds and their portfolio companies on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, equity financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, and general corporate matters. Jessica also focuses her practice on counseling clients in all matters of transactional risk insurance, including the use of representations and warranties insurance and other transactional risk insurance products. Jessica is highly regarded by, and has developed close relationships with, brokers and insurers who are active participants in the transactional insurance market. She is a frequent speaker at industry events.


Thought Leadership


Author: Latin American Bar Leader's Discussion held at the International Bar Association Second Regional Conference for South America, September 1999 edition of the International Bar News 

Memberships & Affiliations

Venezuelan Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1996, Federal District Venezuelan Bar
  • 2002, Illinois


  • French
  • Spanish


  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.2002
    Teaching Assistant for "Introduction to U.S. Law" for Professor Forrester
  • University of Illinois College of LawLL.M. (Corporate Law & Tax Law Concentrations)1998
  • Universidad Católica Andrés BelloAbogado (Attorney)

    cum laude

    Teaching Assistant for "Contract and Suretyship" law class for Professor Rodriguez (October 1995–July 1997)