Jill Bronson is on speed dial for business clients and lending institutions undertaking complex financing transactions. She strategically counsels both agent banks and borrowers in multimillion- and billion-dollar transactions. With a Wharton MBA and a law degree, Jill’s business acumen informs her incisive analysis and seamless execution of debt and credit facilities.

Financing Transactions

A long-standing adviser to lending institutions, Jill represents well-known national and regional banks that finance corporate expansions, capital investments and other business lending. Jill also represents corporate clients obtaining debt financing and is skilled at facilitating highly complex deals, including senior secured credit facilities, multicurrency and multinational acquisition credit facilities, private placements, and transactions with both equity and debt components. As counsel to borrowers, Jill works with private equity funds, retailers, service providers and manufacturing firms, navigating intercreditor issues, regulatory matters and unusual collateral challenges. With Faegre Drinker’s securities practitioners, Jill counsels both investment-grade and non-investment-grade companies through 144A offerings. Additionally, Jill represents lenders and borrowers in connection with the structuring and negotiation of ESOP-related finance transactions.

Workouts and Restructurings

Jill untangles complex corporate workout matters and debt restructurings, with a focus on intercreditor issues. She assists with debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing documentation and standalone letter of credit facilities for debtors-in-possession, as well as forbearance agreements and out-of-court restructuring arrangements.

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

Clients come to Jill to steer through the fast-changing legal ESG landscape. Jill helps clients navigate the changes in financial markets related to ESG issues, including sustainability-linked credit facilities and other green initiatives impacting the market.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the issuer, a food distributor, in $1 billion private placement of debt instruments
  • Represented the borrower, a beverage company, in a $400 million multi-currency, multinational, acquisition credit facility
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $1.7 billion secured credit facility for an international medical devices company
  • Represented the administrative agent in a senior secured credit facility for a regulated borrower with multiple layers of debt and equity financing
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $240 million multi-currency, multinational acquisition facility
  • Represented a borrower in a commercial paper back-up facility and related matters
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $148 million ESOP financing arrangement in connection with the borrower's conversion to an ESOP-owned company

Personal Interests

Jill and her husband are proud Philadelphians, residing in the house where Jill grew up. Jill is proud of her adult children and their careers in renewables investing, family counseling, microfinance and data science.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

New York


University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Pennsylvania
B.A. magna cum laude

University of Pennsylvania

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Borrower Strategies: Increased Interest Rates
    Republished by Reuters Practical Law the Journal, February 2024
  • What’s Market: 2023 Mid-Year Trends in Large Cap and Middle Market Loans
    Republished in the American Bar Association’s Commercial Law Newsletter, September 2023

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Loan Syndications & Trading Association — Primary Markets Committee
  • New York Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • The Franklin Institute — Executive Corporate Board, 2014-16

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP — Regional Partner in Charge, Philadelphia Office


  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Banking & Finance, 2005-23
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers — 2004, 2008, 2011-20
  • Legal Intelligencer — Top Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Law360 — Female Powerbroker
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