Wendy Wu
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein
I've been working as a lawyer for over 10 years. I have a diverse practice advising clients on capital markets and general corporate matters. I represent both issuers and underwriters in IPOs, high yield and investment-grade debt financings, convertible debt offerings, and preferred stock offerings. In 2007, I represented Blackstone in its $4.8 billion IPO and JPMorgan in its $5.8 billion common stock offering to repay its TARP preferred stock. My practice has also included advising companies such as Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley in debt and equity capital markets transactions for a variety of issuers, focusing on the energy and transportation industries.


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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Junior Partner

    Joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2000 and became a junior partner in 2009.

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    Lawyer, Swift Transportation

    Represented the underwriters in the concurrent $800 million IPO and $500 million high yield offering for Swift Transportation in December 2010, and Stena’s $600 million unsecured high yield offering and $350 million secured high yield offering in January and February 2014 and Nordic American Offshore's IPO in June 2013.

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    Financial Lawyer, JPMorgan

    Represented JPMorgan in debt and equity capital markets transactions for a variety of issuers.


  • captial markets
  • initial public offerings
  • high-yield bonds
  • investment banking
  • financial services
  • insurance and reinsurance


  • 350
    clients represented
  • $4.8

Questions & Answers

Why did you choose this profession?
My passion is focusing on corporate finance and general corporate matters, and I have represented both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, high yield and investment grade debt financings, convertible debt offerings, preferred stock offerings and other public and private corporate finance transactions. My practice includes initial public offerings and a broad range of equity and debt securities offerings for financial institutions.
What is the biggest case you worked on?
I advised the underwriters in the IPO of Opus Bank in May 2013, in the IPO of Capital Bank Financial Corp in September 2014, in the IPO of EverBank Financial Corp in May 2012 and in the IPO of First Interstate BancSystem in March 2010, which was the first IPO of a financial institution since the financial crisis. My IPO experience also includes representing Patriot National on its IPO in March 2014 and The Blackstone Group on its $4.8 billion initial public offering in June 2007. I regularly advise JPMorgan Chase in its capital markets transactions, including in its $5.8 billion common stock offering to repay its TARP preferred stock in July 2010, as well as numerous preferred stock and senior and subordinated debt issuances.
What are your goals?
I hope to represent AXIS Capital Holdings in a number of preferred stock and senior debt issuances. I wish to act as counsel to the underwriters in many other debt and equity financing transactions for banks, thrifts, insurance companies and other financial services companies, including Artisan Partners Asset Management, Cullen/Frost Bankers, First Horizon, Symetra Financial, TCF Financial and Texas Capital.

I also aspire to one day become a partner or open my own practice.

Proudest Accomplishment

Advising JPMorgan Chase in capital markets transactions, ($5.8 billion common stock offering).

Experience Highlights

  • Represents
    Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, & Goldman, Sachs
  • Became Junior Partner
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Education Highlights

  • Harvard Law School
    Graduated in 2000 Recieved a J.D.
  • UCLA
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 1997, Recieved a B.A.
  • Admissions
    New York 2001


  • American Red Cross
  • Women's Center of New York
    Board Member


  • Languages
    English, spanish, french, chinese, japanese
  • Travel
    Asia, Europe, Australia