Jesse T. Cuevas


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2006
  • BA (Economics), Stanford University, 2001


  • California, 2014
  • Kansas, 2008
  • New York, 2007
  • Spanish
  • Legal 500 (2017)

Jesse T. Cuevas


Jesse joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as counsel in the securities & public companies group. His practice is focused on advising technology, biotech, consumer retail and energy companies, and financial institutions, in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and other strategic transactions. He also advises clients on SEC reporting and compliance obligations, corporate governance and related issues.


Equity Offerings Representation:

  • The underwriter of the secondary offering of Evercore Partners shares
  • The underwriters of the Entellus Medical IPO (ENTL – NASDAQ)
  • ContraFect Corp in its IPO (CFRX – unit deal – NASDAQ)
  • The underwriters of the Kosmos Energy IPO (KOS – NYSE)
  • Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund in its IPO (HIE – closed end fund – NYSE)
  • InRetail Peru Corp in its IPO (INRETC1 – Lima Stock Exchange)
  • ContraFect Corp in its PIPE offering
  • The underwriters in follow-on offerings for Cobalt International Energy
  • The underwriters in follow-on offerings for Kosmos Energy
  • The underwriters in offerings of shares, and an offering of units and warrants to purchase shares, of xG Technology
  • The Bank of Chile and selling stockholders in their secondary offering of shares

Debt Offerings and Liability Management Transactions Representation:

  • The underwriters in senior notes offerings by eBay, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Avon Products
  • The underwriters in several senior notes offerings by CSX
  • The underwriters in sovereign debt issuances by Bolivia, Uruguay, El Salvador and Venezuela
  • Tops Holding Corporation, Tops Holding II Corporation and Tops Markets, LLC in multiple issuances of secured high yield notes and multiple debt tender offers and consent solicitations
  • Intercorp Peru in senior notes offerings
  • InRetail Shopping Malls and InRetail Consumer in senior guaranteed notes offerings, debt tender offers and consent solicitations 
  • The Bank of Chile in its Commercial Paper and Medium Term Notes programs

Strategic Transactions Representation:

  • ALJ Regional Holdings in its acquisition of Phoenix Color from Visant Corporation
  • Time Warner in the spin-off of Time Warner Cable
  • Lazard Ltd. in its acquisitions of Goldsmith Agio Helms and Carnegie Wylie

Please note that the above transactions were prior to joining Ropes & Gray.

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