Candace Jackson is an associate in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown and a member of the Corporate & Securities practice. Candace advises public companies in connection with corporate governance and reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, NYSE and NASDAQ rules. She also represents public issuers of securities in M&A transactions as well as issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of debt, equity, convertible and hybrid securities, continuously offered debt and equity programs, debt and equity self-tenders, exchange offers, and consent solicitations.

Candace is an experienced securities attorney and public company advisor, having served as both in-house and outside counsel in her previous roles as an assistant general counsel at US Foods Holding Corp., where she advised the company through its initial public offering and private equity sponsor exit; associate at Husch Blackwell LLP, where she assisted clients in the preparation and review of Exchange Act filings, advised clients on corporate governance matters and represented clients in public securities offerings and M&A transactions; and senior attorney at Primerica, Inc., where she began her career in the changing governance environment following the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.


Emory University School of Law, JD

University of Michigan, BA
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Judge – 2015 National Transactional LawMeet, Midwestern Regional LawMeet

Chairperson – Linwood Family YMCA Community Mission Board (Kansas City, MO)