Mercedes M. Hill

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

Mercedes M. Hill

Mercedes M. Hill

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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686

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3

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Chair, Ombuds Program at Jenner & Block LLP

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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School

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Professional at Jenner & Block LLP

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Chair, Real Estate Practice at Jenner & Block LLP

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Mercedes M. Hill
Partner at Jenner & Block LLP
Education
JD
Class of 2005

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BSBA, summa cum laude with Honors in Finance
Class of 2002

The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

Memberships
Member, Business Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students.The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Student Attorney
2003 - 2005

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau was founded in 1913 “for the purpose of rendering legal aid and assistance, gratuitously, to all persons or associations who by reason of financial embarrassment or social position, or for any other reason, appear worthy thereof.” As the nation’s oldest student legal services organization, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau aspires to be an engine for progressive change and social justice. The Bureau is an entirely student-run non-profit law firm currently composed of approximately 40 second and third year Harvard Law School students who provide free civil legal services to a diverse population of low-income clients in the Greater Boston area. The Bureau employs seven practicing attorneys, each with extensive public interest and private practice experience, who train students, accompany them to court, provide strategic advice, and assist in case management. The Bureau also has a managing attorney and faculty director, who supervises the ongoing activities of the organization and serves as a liaison between the Bureau and the Law School, and an administrative director, who oversees office operations. The Bureau specializes in four major areas of practice: housing law, including evictions from public and private apartments; family law, including divorce, child custody, paternity, visitation, and support issues; government benefits law, including appeals of the denial or termination of welfare, food stamps, unemployment, or social security disability benefits; and fair wage law, including nonpayment or underpayment of wages. Because the Bureau is student-run, students with take the lead in exploring new potential practice areas. Bureau members are encouraged to try to improve the organization's work areas to better serve client needs.

Boards & Committees
Executive Director
2004 - 2005

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau was founded in 1913 “for the purpose of rendering legal aid and assistance, gratuitously, to all persons or associations who by reason of financial embarrassment or social position, or for any other reason, appear worthy thereof.” As the nation’s oldest student legal services organization, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau aspires to be an engine for progressive change and social justice. The Bureau is an entirely student-run non-profit law firm currently composed of approximately 40 second and third year Harvard Law School students who provide free civil legal services to a diverse population of low-income clients in the Greater Boston area. The Bureau employs seven practicing attorneys, each with extensive public interest and private practice experience, who train students, accompany them to court, provide strategic advice, and assist in case management. The Bureau also has a managing attorney and faculty director, who supervises the ongoing activities of the organization and serves as a liaison between the Bureau and the Law School, and an administrative director, who oversees office operations. The Bureau specializes in four major areas of practice: housing law, including evictions from public and private apartments; family law, including divorce, child custody, paternity, visitation, and support issues; government benefits law, including appeals of the denial or termination of welfare, food stamps, unemployment, or social security disability benefits; and fair wage law, including nonpayment or underpayment of wages. Because the Bureau is student-run, students with take the lead in exploring new potential practice areas. Bureau members are encouraged to try to improve the organization's work areas to better serve client needs.

Transactions
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Schneider Electric SE purchases ASCO Power Technologies LP from Vertiv Group Corp.

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Olam International Ltd., Temasek Capital Pte Ltd. purchase Archer Daniels Midland Co. /Cocoa Bus from Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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Cargill, Inc. purchases ADM Cocoa, Inc. /Global Chocolate Business from Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Awards & Honors
2015
M&A Advisor - 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor
2005
Court Admission: US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
2005
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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