Randi Lesnick is co-chair of Jones Day's Corporate Practice with responsibility for the Firm's global M&A and private equity areas of focus. She also co-leads the Firm's corporate governance team. She has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $300 billion. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, takeovers and takeover preparedness, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital raising, securities transactions, activist defense, ESG, and corporate governance issues.
Randi frequently counsels clients on compliance, governance, and fiduciary matters, including ESG policies and disclosures relating to sustainability. She represents both public and private companies in a variety of industries, with emphasis on retail and consumer products, technology, and manufacturing. Randi also advises private equity firms in their investments.
Recent transactions include Skyworks Solutions' $3 billion acquisition of Silicon Labs' Infrastructure and Automotive business; Verint's spin-off of its cyber intelligence business; SAP's $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics; Patrón Spirits' sale to Bacardi for $5 billion enterprise value; and Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco.
Randi has led substantial matters for a number of other clients, including Ansys, Cardinal Health, Goode Partners, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Randi was named a "Dealmaker of the Year" by American Lawyer and has been recognized as a Client Service All-Star, MVP, and Super All-Star by BTI Consulting. Recognized in Chambers USA, clients describe Randi as a "superb legal and business partner" as well as an "excellent attorney and a great adviser" who is "practical and has taken the time to really understand our business."
Court Grants Starbucks Corporation's Motion to Dismiss Advocacy Group's Complaint Targeting DEI Initiatives
- May 14, 2015
Global Opportunities: A Critical Conversation
- January 15-16, 2015
PLI's Mergers & Acquisitions 2015: Trends and Developments
- Boston University (J.D. magna cum laude 1997; American Journal of Law and Medicine); Binghamton University (SUNY) (B.A. cum laude 1994)
- New York
American Lawyer "Dealmaker of the Year" (2018)
BTI M&A Client Service All-Star (2021); Client Service All-Star, MVP (2017 and 2018); Super All-Star (2017); and Client Service All-Star (2016)
Recognized by Chambers USA in corporate/M&A (2014-2022)
Legal 500 US for M&A (2014-2020)
Super Lawyers (2013-2020) and "Rising Star" (2011-2012)