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Jill advises clients across industries, with a particular focus on Financial Services, Basic Industrials and Business Services. She also drives the firm’s Independent Board/Committee and governance-related advisory practice.
Jill has over 20 years of advisory experience, working with clients across industries on mergers, buy and sell-side transactions, restructurings and corporate financings. Her notable recent advisory work includes representing Methode Electronics on its acquisitions of Pacific Insight and Grakon; Allied International on its sale to XL Group; a special committee of an industrial company in negotiations with Icahn Enterprises L.P.; Syms Corporation (with a controlling stockholder) in its merger efforts and restructuring efforts; the special committee of a major telecommunications company in negotiations with a significant shareholder in a corporate reorganization; the special committee of a large asset management complex in negotiations with a controlling shareholder in a corporate reorganization; the special committees of OSG America L.P. and Alfa Corporation in their respective minority squeeze-outs; the special committee of CBOT Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc; and ABM Industries Incorporated in its acquisition of OneSource Services Inc.
Prior to Foros, Jill was a Managing Director and Head of Governance and Fiduciary Practice at Rothschild, which she joined in 2010. Prior to that, she was a Managing Director in Mergers & Acquisitions at Lazard, where she advised numerous Special Committees during her twelve years there. Jill worked as a banker at Bear Stearns and as a lawyer at Mayer Brown earlier in her career.
Jill is a Director, Chair of the Finance and Strategy Committee, member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a former member of the Audit Committee of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (BATS: CBOE, $13 billion market capitalization).
Jill earned a B.A. (magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa) from Rice University and a J.D. (with honors) from The University of Chicago.