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Randi C. Lesnick

Randi C. Lesnick

Jones Day

New York, NY, USA

Randi Lesnick's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, takeovers and takeover preparedness, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital raising, and securities transactions.  She frequently advises clients on corporate governance,  compliance, and fiduciary duty matters. She represents both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including consumer products, oil and gas, technology services, and telecommunications. Randi also advises private equity firms in their investments  and investment banking firms in their capacity as financial advisors in a variety of M&A transactions.

Clients with which Randi has worked on substantial matters include Chrysler, Diamond S Shipping, Goode Partners, Hunt Petroleum, NACCO Industries, Nextel Communications,  Omnicom, Patrón Spirits International,  Procter & Gamble, Reynolds American, and Verint Systems.

Randi is a member of the Association  of the Bar of the City of New York and its M&A Committee.


CBS Outdoor Americas acquires premium outdoor advertising  business from Van Wagner Communications  for $690 million Jones Day advised CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. ("CBSO") on the cash acquisition of certain outdoor advertising business from Van Wagner Communications,  LLC for $690 million.

Reynolds American acquires Lorillard for $27.4 billion

Jones Day is advising Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) in its acquisition of Lorillard, Inc. for $27.4 billion and in the related $7.1 billion divestiture to an affiliate of Imperial Tobacco Group and $4.7 billion investment by British American Tobacco, RAI's largest shareholder.

Verint Systems completes concurrent  public offerings of Common Stock and Convertible  Senior Notes and increases existing credit facility

Jones Day represented  Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence®  solutions and value-added  services, in connection with its

concurrent public offerings of 5,750,000 shares of Common Stock and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 1.50% Convertible Senior

Notes due 2021.

Verint Systems acquires KANA Software for $514 million

Jones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence®  solutions and value-added  services, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of KANA Software, Inc., a portfolio company of Accel-KKR and a leader in customer service solutions delivered both on-premises and in the cloud, for $514 million.


Chambers USA (2014)
Legal 500 US (2014)
New York Super Lawyers (2013 and 2014)
New York Super Lawyers Rising Star Edition (2011 and 2012)


Boston University (J.D. magna cum laude 1997; American Journal of Law and Medicine); Binghamton  University (SUNY) (B.A. cum laude 1994)


New York


July 2007 Takeover Offers for English Companies With U.S. Shareholders:  Some Considerations  for Bidders


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