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 fintech, biotech, consumer retail and energy companies, and financial institutions, in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and other strategic transactions. He regularly advises clients on SEC reporting and compliance obligations, corporate governance and related issues. He is also a founding member of the firm’s Cryptocurrency Working Group and advises on issues relating to blockchain-based financings and related matters.


Debt Offerings and Liability Management Transactions Representation:

  • Genstar Capital in a $300,000,000 Rule 144A/Reg S offering of high-yield bonds in connection with its acquisition of Tekni-Plex, a developer of specialty packaging products
  • The Blackstone Group and Change Healthcare in a $1 billion Rule 144A/Reg S offering of high-yield bonds in connection with the creation of a new healthcare IT joint venture of Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and McKesson Corporation
  • McAfee LLC in its $4.75 billion debt refinancing, after the business was acquired by TPG Capital from Intel Corporation
  • Stanford University in multiple offerings of senior notes
  • Stanford Health Care in multiple offerings of senior notes
  • Pepperdine University in multiple offerings of senior notes
  • Bain Capital and its portfolio company The Gymboree Corporation in its debt tender offer
  • 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 bonds and multiple debt tender offers and consent solicitations*
  • Intercorp Peru in several senior notes offerings*
  • InRetail Shopping Malls and InRetail Consumer in senior guaranteed notes offerings, debt tender offers and consent solicitations*
  • Stanford University and The Bank of Chile in their Commercial Paper and Medium Term Notes programs*

Equity Offerings Representation:

  • MatlinPatterson in its secondary offering of CalAtlantic Homes (CAA) shares
  • The underwriters of multiple equity offerings by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)
  • The underwriter of the secondary offering of Evercore Partners (EVR) 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 (CFRX) in its PIPE offering*
  • The underwriters in follow-on offerings for Cobalt International Energy (CIE) shares*
  • The underwriters in follow-on offerings for Kosmos Energy (KOS) shares*
  • The underwriters in offerings of shares, and an offering of units and warrants to purchase shares, of xG Technology (XGTI)*
  • The Bank of Chile (BCH) and selling stockholders in their secondary offering of shares*

Strategic Transactions Representation:

  • TPG Capital in its $4.2 billion acquisition of the McAfee Security business from Intel Corporation
  • 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 transactions denoted with an asterisk were completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray.

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