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Jennifer B. Hildebrandt

Partner, Corporate Department
T 1(213) 683-6208
F 1(213) 996-3208
Jennifer B. Hildebrandt is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Hildebrandt represents banks and other lenders in commercial and corporate finance matters, leveraged finance transactions (including acquisition financings, structured financings, and recapitalizations), asset-based finance transactions, multi-tranche and multi-lien transactions, and restructurings. In particular, Ms. Hildebrandt has extensive experience representing lenders in two lien deals, unitranche transactions, and bank-bond deals. In addition, she has experience in various business sectors including healthcare, information technology, media, franchise, restaurants, casinos, manufacturing, and vehicle and airline transportation, and in cross-border transactions.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Ranked in Chambers USA (California Banking & Finance) in 2013 through 2016


Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Moderated “Need Debt Financing? Alternatives to Traditional Bank Lending” at the Institute for Corporate Counsel, December 2016
  • “Unitranche Credit Facilities: Advantages, Disadvantages and Recent Developments” – The Secured Lender (June 2013)
  • “Equitable Subordination: What a Secured Lender Should Know” – State Bar of California Business Law News (Issue 4 2014)
  • “Predictions for Intercreditor Arrangements in 2015 and Beyond – The Devil Really is in the Details” – The Secured Lender (April 2015)
  • “Comparing Intercreditor Arrangements” -- LSTA Loan Market Chronicle 2015
  • “RadioShack – Bankruptcy Court Implicitly Recognizes Enforceability of Agreement Among Lenders But Limits Coverage of First Out Contingent Indemnification Claims” – Paul Hastings Client Alert (May 2015)
  • “Unitranches: Best of Both Worlds or Worst of Two Worlds Rolled into One?” – Financial Lawyers Conference Legal Panel (November 7, 2013)
  • “Agreements Among Lenders in Unitranche Lending: Structural Issues and Current Trends” – Strafford Webinar (December 3, 2013)
  • “Intercreditor Issues and Unitranche Loans” – Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys CLEW (May 17, 2014)
  • “Unitranche Financing for Middle Markets: Loan Facility Structure and Market Trends for Borrowers and Lenders” – Strafford Webinar (June 12, 2014)
  • “UCC Foreclosures on Collateral: Effectuating a Sale and Evaluating Article 9 Alternatives” – Strafford Webinar (November 17, 2014)
  • “Intercreditor Arrangements: Reading Between the Liens” – LSTA Webinar (January 20, 2015)
  • “Does Unitranche Mean Unity? Demystifying the Agreement Among Lenders” – Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys Legal Panel (February 25, 2015)
  • "Evaluating Key Intercreditor Arrangements: First Lien/Second Lien, Split Collateral, Senior/Mezzanine, Unitranche" - Stafford Webinar (July 27, 2016)
  • Numerous speaking engagements and training programs on a variety of topics, including:
    • Intercreditor Agreements
    • Split Collateral Intercreditor Arrangements
    • Trends in commercial loan documentation
    • Unitranche facilities
    • Credit Agreements
    • Due Diligence

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Board of Governors of the Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Member of the Commercial Transactions Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Business Section of the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude, member of the Law Review)
  • Pomona College, B.A.