Jennifer Hagle
Class of 1987

Partner & Group Head, Corporate Transactions, Sidley Austin

Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Hagle is a transactional bankruptcy lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing clients in bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings, both nationally and in California. Her practice principally focuses on representing holders of senior secured, mezzanine and subordinated debt in both public and private middle market and large cap deals. Her clients include banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions in a wide range of industries, including aviation, media, coal, clean energy (ethanol and biofuels), technology, internet gaming, retail and restaurants, healthcare, hospitality, for-profit higher education and real estate. Jennifer also has significant experience in the area of corporate finance, having represented a number of lenders and borrowers with respect to loan originations and merger and acquisition transactions in non-distressed deals.

Member, Sidley’s Executive Committee

Global Co-Chair of the Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women and Diversity Committee.

Other Activities

Contributing Author, Collier’s Bankruptcy Practice Guide.


Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (2017)

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy (Class of 2015)

Jennifer “is the whole package as a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, she knows the law inside out, has great strategic vision, and listens to client concerns very carefully.” –Chambers USA (2018)

Leading Bankruptcy lawyer, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2008–2018)

Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring and Insolvency (2016–2017)

The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2018)

Southern California Super Lawyers (2012–2018).

Top 25 Women Corporate and Transactional Lawyers in California, Daily Journal (2011) list of the  and was featured in the  list of

100 Leading Women Lawyers in California, Los Angeles Daily Journal (2014)

“Women of Influence” Honoree, L.A. Biz (2015)

Mentoring: Private Practice Lawyer of the Year, Chambers USA Women in Law (2014)

“Innovator” Award, ALM’s The Recorder