Cozen O’Connor: Alexander, Jessica D.

Jessica D. Alexander

Director of Strategic Expansion

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2137

(215) 701-2297

Jessica focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions in a diverse array of industries. Jessica also has experience in areas involving corporate finance transactions, insurance corporate and regulatory matters, and general corporate counseling. She advises clients in the areas of commercial contracts, stockholders agreements, and employment agreements. Her practice also includes counseling clients with corporate, partnership and LLC formation, and governance issues. Prior to joining the firm, she participated in the Cozen O’Connor Summer Associate Program.

Additionally, Jessica is a member of the firm's lateral recruiting team, focusing on recruitment and integration of lateral partner groups, as well as recruitment and integration of individual partners. 

In 2017, The Philadelphia Business Journal listed Jessica as one of its 25 young lawyers on the rise. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University, where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. She earned her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, summa cum laude. While in law school, Jessica served as senior notes editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society. Upon graduation, Jessica was elected to the Order of the Coif.

 

Experience

Publications

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Enforcement of Agreement to Negotiate in Good Faith [Corporate Alert]

June 06, 2013

In a recent case before the Delaware Supreme Court, SigaTechnologies v. PharmAthene, the court upheld a Delaware Chancery Court’s ruling that an express agreement between parties to negotiate in good faith, even if the subject of the negotiation is embodied in a non-binding term sheet, is enforceable.

GAO Publishes Report on Factors That May Affect Trends in Regulation A Offerings [Securities Alert]

July 19, 2012

GAO Publishes Report on Factors That May Affect Trends in Regulation A Offerings - Securities Alert - One of the primary objectives behind the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was to increase small business capital formation.

Confidentiality Agreements and Standstill Provisions; the Delaware Chancery Court Broadly Construes Confidentiality Agreements and Enjoins a Hostile Bid Despite the Absence of Standstill Provisions Relating to Stock Transactions [Securities Alert]

June 26, 2012

Confidentiality Agreements and Standstill Provisions; the Delaware Chancery Court Broadly Construes Confidentiality Agreements and Enjoins a Hostile Bid Despite the Absence of Standstill Provisions Relating to Stock Transactions - Securities Alert - In a significant recent decision, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. v. Vulcan Materials Company, the Delaware Chancery Court reiterated the preference of Delaware courts to enforce confidentiality agreements and to construe them broadly as a matter of public policy.

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Use of Net Operating Loss Poison Pills [Corporate Law Alert!]

February 07, 2011

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Use of Net Operating Loss Poison Pills - Corporate Law Alert! - In the recent case, Versata Enterprises, Inc. and Trilogy, Inc. v. Selectica, Inc., the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Delaware Chancery Court’s ruling that the use of a net operating loss poison pill was valid. This holding is significant because it is the first time the court has examined the validity of a net operating loss poison pill and, further, the first time the court has ruled on any pill that was actually triggered.

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
  • Butler University, B.A., 2006
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania