Shearman And Sterling

Jennifer D. Morton is a partner in the global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory group and leads the firm’s broker-dealer regulatory practice.

Jennifer represents global investment banking firms, private banks and wealth management organizations, electronic trading platforms, alternative trading systems, investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, U.S. and non-U.S. broker-dealers and banks on matters involving the regulation of broker-dealers and securities markets.

Jennifer advises clients on a wide range of corporate and regulatory compliance matters, including in connection with mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions, restructuring and business expansion matters, and trading and markets issues. She also has extensive experience representing US and non-US corporate and investment banking clients in public offerings and private placements, and assisting clients on internal investigations and enforcement matters.

Prior to joining the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group, Jennifer was a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, where she represented issuers and financial institutions in connection with securities offerings, including shelf registrations and take-downs of equity and investment grade debt, Rule 144A/Reg. S high yield debt offerings, tender offers and consent solicitations.

Jennifer also advises financial services firms and fintech startups on securities and broker-dealer regulatory matters relating to digital assets and blockchain technology.  In this regard, Jennifer is an active member of the firm’s FinTech Foundry, a program designed to support the FinTech-related activities of our clients and provide thought leadership, mentorship and advice to the wider FinTech ecosystem. Jennifer is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section’s Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, Subcommittee on FINRA Corporate Financing Rules, Committee on State Regulation of Securities, and Subcommittee on State Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers.