Jennifer is Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she practices in the Exempt Organizations Department. She advises a variety of international and domestic exempt organizations, including both private foundations and public charities, and has worked on several transactions involving hospitals and other health-care organizations. In addition to working on donor-advised fund projects, Jennifer has experience in the areas of charitable gift-planning and charitable economic development activities. In addition, Jennifer has significant expertise in corporate tax law, particularly in the area of federal income taxation of mergers and acquisitions.
Jennifer’s professional associations include membership with the ABA Section of Taxation’s Exempt Organizations Committee, where she currently serves as the Co-Chair of its Subcommittee on Small Tax-Exempt Organizations. Jennifer was named a John S. Nolan Fellow of the ABA Section of Taxation for 2002-2003 and served as the Secretary of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Exempt Organizations Committee from 2001-2003. Jennifer also has also been a speaker on several panels at meetings of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Exempt Organization’s Committee, discussing topics such as revisions to IRS Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Tax Exemption, and the applicability of Circular 230 to exempt-organization practitioners.
Jennifer earned her J.D. at Duke University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and earned her B.S. degree from Georgetown University, where she also graduated magna cum laude.