Jeeho Lee

Partner

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Jeeho Lee, Chair of O’Melveny’s Capital Markets Practice, is a highly skilled corporate transactional lawyer with extensive experience representing US and foreign issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, debt offerings, including investment grade issuances and high-yield offerings, and debt restructuring transactions such as exchange offers. In addition, Jeeho assists public companies with securities law compliance, disclosure issues, and corporate governance matters. Jeeho also advises issuers, advisors, and funds with respect to the corporate, security law, and transactional aspects of financial restructuring matters and SPAC transactions. 

Jeeho has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the International Financial Law Review every year since 2014. Recently, Jeeho was one of five capital markets lawyers recognized by Law360 as a Rising Star under 40.

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Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Rising Star” in Capital Markets by Law360 (2021)
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” in IFLR1000 rankings (2014-2021)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D.:  Prosser Prize in Asian Americans and the Law
  • Barnard College, B.A., Political Science:  magna cum laude; Elizabeth Hughes Gosset Scholar; Recipient, Marion Churchill White Prize

Professional Activities

Co-Author

Member

  • Law360 Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board

Speaker

  • Panelist, “Legal Advisor Insights: M&A Market Outlook,” American Bar Association (April 12, 2021)
  • Panelist, “Do I have the Right Legal Partner to Help Scale My Business?” COI Ladder Institute’s Unleashing the Power of Partnerships 2020 (August 10, 2020)
  • Panelist, “What Female Founders Want You to Know About Getting the Financial Support You Need,” The Riveter, founded by UBS (May 14, 2020)
  • Panelist, “What’s New in Accounting,” CFA Society New York (February 27, 2020)
  • Panelist, “Proxy Guideline and Voting Trend,” CFA Society New York (March 6, 2019)

Leadership

  • Hiring Partner, responsible for managing recruiting efforts across O’Melveny’s 15 offices
  • Teacher, Project Entrepreneur 2020 NYC, presented by UBS in partnership with The Female Founder Collective
  • Representing issuers in a number of equity and debt offerings, including offerings in the retail, airline, broadcasting, financial services, technology, semiconductor, entertainment, biopharmaceutical, real estate development, and water industries.
  • Representing underwriters in a number of equity and debt offerings, including offerings in the entertainment, biopharmaceutical, cable, financial services and real estate development industries.
  • Representing companies in venture capital and other private placements, including offerings for technology, aircraft leasing and biopharmaceutical companies.

Press Releases

O’Melveny Partner Jeeho Lee Named a “Northeast Trailblazer” by The American Lawyer

June 3, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Surf Air Mobility in Merger with Southern Airways Corporation and its US$1.42 Billion Business Combination with Tuscan Holdings Corp. II to Make Surf Air a Public Company

May 18, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Blackstone Products in US$900 Million Business Combination with Ackrell SPAC Partners to Make Blackstone a Public Company

December 23, 2021

O’Melveny Advises Cepton in Combination with Growth Capital Acquisition Corporation

August 9, 2021

Law360 Names Lee and Morales “Rising Stars”

July 15, 2021

O’Melveny Represents Synaptics Inc. in Sale of US$400 Million Senior Unsecured Notes and Extension of Credit Agreement

March 15, 2021

O’Melveny Advises SportsTek Acquisition Corp. on Upsized US$150 Million IPO

February 22, 2021

O’Melveny Guides Faraday Future on SPAC Transaction with Estimated US$1 Billion in Proceeds

February 2, 2021

Alerts and Publications

In the News

Law.com: Morning Minute: The News and Analysis You Need to Start Your Day

December 30, 2021

Business Insider: Electric-Vehicle Startups are Experiencing a Gold Rush. Here are the Top 9 Lawyers Helping them Navigate the Financial Frenzy.

December 20, 2021

Business Insider: Electric-Vehicle Startups are Experiencing a Gold Rush. Here are the Top 9 Lawyers Helping them Navigate the Financial Frenzy.

December 20, 2021

Global Legal Chronicle: Synaptics Incorporated’s US$400 Notes Offering

March 18, 2021

Law360: O’Melveny-Led Cannabis Finance REIT Readies US$100M IPO

February 3, 2021

Vault: Perspective from Law Firm Leaders: One Firm’s Response to COVID Offers Lessons for the Industry

September 29, 2020

Pitchbook: The Weekend Pitch: SPACs Meet Sports

August 16, 2020

CTFN: Interview with O’Melveny & Myers’ Sports, Capital Markets Partners on Latest Sports SPAC Offering

August 9, 2020

Events