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Jade E. Turner-Bond



Jade Turner-Bond, a partner in the Project Finance and Public Finance group, represents diverse clients financing and refinancing infrastructure and capital improvements projects for state and local municipal entities. Her experience includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on a broad spectrum of tax-exempt debt types and structures and related instruments, including revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, letters of credit, certificates of participation, and tax and revenue anticipation notes.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on structuring, documenting, and closing capital market transactions.  Much of my work involves financing and refinancing infrastructure projects, such as capital improvements, water and wastewater facilities, light rail lines, museums, and airports. I also advise issuers, underwriters, municipal advisors, and investors in the fast-evolving landscape of municipal securities regulation and enforcement, including regulatory compliance and primary and secondary market disclosure. Representative clients include the City of Los Angeles, the State of California, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the County of Contra Costa, The Broad, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the State of New Jersey, and a number of underwriting firms.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see a few things on the horizon: (i) increased focus on how we can leverage the capital markets to provide funding for social justice projects through the issuance of social bonds; (ii) more forward delivery transactions in order to lock in savings on refunding bonds; and (iii) an increased Securities and Exchange Commission focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) disclosure.

Presentations and Publications

  • “Municipal Market Trends for a New Class of Leaders,” The Bond Buyer Rising Stars, September 9, 2021 (Speaker)
  • “Developing a Creative Mindset,” Global Women in Law & Leadership Virtual Conference, June 23, 2021 (Speaker)
  • “Social Media and Other Digital Channels to Connect With Investors,” BondLink & Nixon Peabody's At the Forefront of ESG, Social Media, and COVID-19 Disclosures Conference, June 3, 2021 (Speaker)
  • “Investor Considerations and Other Disclosure Trends,” NABL The Institute: Virtual 2021, March 2021 (Speaker)
  • NABL Securities Deskbook, September 2020 (Editor)
  • “Virtual Town Hall—Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion,” California Public Finance Affinity Groups Webinar, August 12, 2020 (Speaker)
  • “Practical Considerations in Electronic Disclosure by State and Municipal Bond Issuers,” Municipal Finance Journal, April 28, 2020 (Co-author)
  • “Ethics and Pro Bono Representation,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, Los Angeles, January 2018 (Speaker)

Rising Star: Jade Turner-Bond

The Bond Buyer | September 09, 2021

This article profiles Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond following her selection by the publication as a “Rising Star.” The feature highlights Jade’s practice, the transformative impact of her work, and her commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession.

Women of Influence: Attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal | April 26, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Jade Turner-Bond is profiled for being selected by the business journal as one of its most influential women attorneys for 2021.

Los Angeles makes tender offer ahead of taxable MICLA refunding

The Bond Buyer | February 18, 2021

This article mentions the firm as bond counsel on the City of Los Angeles’ hybrid tender offer and refunding related to the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles lease revenue bonds. The NP team includes Los Angeles partners Jade Turner-Bond and Dan Deaton; San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs; Washington, D.C. associate Joel Swearingen; and Los Angeles associate David Song—all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Gordon and Turner-Bond Make Partner at Nixon Peabody

The Bond Buyer | January 29, 2021

This article features New York partner-elect Adam Gordon and Los Angeles partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond, both of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, highlighting their Feb. 1 promotions to partner, their practice work, and their community involvement. Managing partner and CEO Andrew Glincher is quoted on the firm’s diverse pipeline of talent and the resilience of this year’s partner class.

On the Move

The Recorder (California) | January 28, 2021

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner-elect Jade Turner-Bond and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner-elect Rachel Conn were included in this roundup of notable legal moves for their promotions to partner.

Member Spotlight: Jade Turner-Bond

National Association of Bond Lawyers | January 31, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jade Turner-Bond discusses her career, her hobbies, and the value of NABL membership in this Q+A.

Season 2, Episode 9: Patrolling Skid Row

To Live and Law in LA | December 18, 2018

In our Season 2 finale, and the first episode in what will be an ongoing discussion on the city’s homelessness crisis, the hosts talk with LAPD Officer Deon Joseph about the 20 years he has spent patrolling one of the most notorious homeless communities in the world: Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Attorneys Jade Turner-Bond and Shannon Egan host.

Episode S2E8—Hip-hop’s diversity issue

To Live and Law in LA | December 11, 2018

Los Angeles entertainment partner and Billboard Top Music Lawyer Julian Petty talks about the lack of diverse legal representation in the hip-hop industry, why he made the switch from aspiring rapper to lawyer, and his background representing some of the biggest names in the business, including Childish Gambino and the estate of the Notorious B.I.G. Associates Jade Turner-Bond and Neal Gauger host.

Episode S2E7: The Future is Female

To Live and Law in LA | December 05, 2018

Los Angeles associates Jade Turner-Bond and Shannon Egan host this week’s episode, featuring a discussion of California’s new law, SB 826, which requires every publicly traded company in the state to have at least one woman on its board. The hosts discuss SB 826 with Megan Sette and Miki Reynolds, heads of Grid 110, a downtown Los Angeles startup accelerator with a focus on women founders.

Season 2, Episode 6: Season 2 mailbag

To Live and Law in LA | November 27, 2018

Los Angeles attorneys Aaron Brian, Shannon Egan, Neal Gauger and Jade Turner-Bond take listener questions in this week’s episode of To Live and Law in LA. Among the topics: The future of the Supreme Court, and whether it’s better to own a dragon or be a dragon.

S2 E2: Inside an immigrant detainee camp

S2 E2: Inside an immigrant detainee camp | October 24, 2018

In this week’s episode of the podcast, associate Neal Gauger talks about his efforts volunteering with the ACLU inside a federal prison outside Los Angeles, where he and others sought to help asylum seekers being held in inhumane conditions. This episode is hosted by counsel Aaron Brian and associates Jade Turner-Bond and Shannon Egan.

S2 E1: A Look into the Future

To Live and Law in LA | October 16, 2018

On the Season 2 premiere, we speak with Wall Street Journal legal reporter Sara Randazzo and Nixon Peabody partners Justin Thompson and Jill Gordon about diversity initiatives, technological disruptions and the future of the legal industry. The podcast is hosted by Nixon Peabody associate Jade Turner-Bond.

Contact

Jade E. Turner-Bond

Partner

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6141


Fax: 844-540-4097

University of California, Davis, B.A.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.

California

Jade has been recognized as one of The Bond Buyer’s 2021 Rising Stars, a program which showcases the brightest young minds in the municipal finance industry.

She was named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Public Finance Law in Los Angeles, CA.

Jade was also selected as one of the Los Angeles Business Journal Women of Influence – Attorneys, which recognizes individuals for their professional achievements and community leadership.

Jade is the board member in charge of Diversity and Inclusion for the Women in Public Finance, LA Chapter.

Serves on the board of directors at Grid110, an accelerator providing Los Angeles-based founders (focusing on minorities and women) with a community of fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, and critical resources.

Second vice chair for the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Securities Editorial Board. She was the editor of the NABL Securities Deskbook.

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