Jennifer Wu is a capital markets partner in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jennifer counsels issuers across the technology and energy industries in public offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and high yield notes offerings. In addition, she advises companies on federal securities law compliance, special committee representation and ongoing corporate governance and Exchange Act reporting matters. She has consistently been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers and served on Law360’s Capital Markets and Texas Editorial Advisory Boards.

Jennifer is an active leader in the Austin community and serves on the Boards of Directors of The Junior League of Austin and United Way for Greater Austin.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Path to Public: Market Trends and Readiness Strategies, January 2024

Capital Markets “Hot Topics” Update, October 2023

ATX IPO Bootcamp, September 2023

Futurism: How the Legal Profession and Legal Department Will Be Transformed in the Next 25 Years, September 2023


Board Member, Law360 Texas Editorial Advisory Board, 2023

“Rising Star,” Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019–2022

Board Member, Law360 Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board, 2022

Participant, Harvard Law School Women’s Leadership Initiative, 2022

Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

The Junior League of Austin, Board of Directors

United Way for Greater Austin, Board of Directors

Texas General Counsel Forum – Austin/San Antonio Chapter, Board of Directors

Leadership Austin, Emerge Class of 2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.

    Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

    Production Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law

    Supreme Court Clinic

    The University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court

  • Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaCertificate in Business and Public Policy
  • Rice UniversityB.A.