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Jill GoodmanManaging Director

Jill advises clients across industries, with a particular focus on Basic Industries, Business Services and Industrials.  She also drives the firm’s Independent Board/Committee 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 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 Special Committee 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, member of the Finance and Strategy Committee, member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a former member of the Audit Committee of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE, $10 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.

  • Jill advises clients across industries, with a particular focus on Basic Industries, Business Services and Industrials
  • She also drives the firm’s Independent Board/Committee advisory practice

Select Deal Experience

  • Advised Allied International on its sale to XL Group
  • Advised Syms Corporation on merger and restructuring efforts
  • Advised Special Committee of CBOT Holdings in merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Prior Experience

  • Managing Director and Head of Special Committee and Fiduciary Practice at Rothschild
  • Managing Director at Lazard
  • Bear Stearns; Mayer Brown

Education

  • B.A. (magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa), Rice University
  • J.D. (with honors), The University of Chicago