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Jessie is a member of Hinckley Allen’s Corporate & Business Department. She was a Summer Associate with Hinckley Allen in 2018, where she gained hands-on experience supporting a variety of practice groups. While at Roger Williams University School of Law, she participated in the school’s Business Start-Up Clinic and worked as a corporate counsel extern at Textron. She also interned for the Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Prior to law school, Jessie worked in Government Relations at IGT where she managed compliance matters including global anti-corruption, lobbying, campaign finance, and ethics. She also served as the Assistant Treasurer of the IGT Political Action Committee (PAC).

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2019-Present)
    • Summer Associate (2018)
  • IGT
    • Consultant, Government Relations (2016-2019)
    • Government Relations Representative (2011-2016)
  • Textron
    • Corporate Counsel Extern (2019)
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
    • Intern for the Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr. (2017)

News & Insight

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SBA Creates Exception to Owner-Employee Compensation Rule, Clarifies Eligibility of Certain Nonpayroll Costs for Forgiveness

August 26, 2020

On August 24, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a new Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) interim final rule to create a new exception to the owner-employee compensation rule and to clarify whether certain nonpayroll costs are elig…

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SBA Releases New FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness – Key Takeaways for Borrowers

August 6, 2020

On August 4, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released a new set of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) FAQs focused exclusively on loan forgiveness. This new set of FAQs follows the updated PPP loan forgiveness applications and instructio…

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SEC Adopts New Rules for Proxy Advisory Firms

July 31, 2020

On July 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) amended the Federal proxy voting rules (“Regulation 14A”) to require proxy advisory firms, such as ISS and Glass Lewis, to comply with additional disclosure and procedural requirement…

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Congress Extends Deadline to Apply for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

July 6, 2020

With the deadline for businesses to apply for loans under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) passing on June 30th, Congress voted on Wednesday, July 1st to extend the deadline for submitting PPP loan applications …

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SBA Releases Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and Instructions, Amends Existing Rules Based on PPPFA – Key Takeaways for Borrowers

June 24, 2020

This article was updated on June 24, 2020 to reflect changes to the PPP made by the new Interim Final Rule issued by the SBA on June 22, 2020 (the "June 22 Interim Rule"). A borrower may submit a loan forgiveness application before the end of the borrower…

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New Paycheck Protection Program Law Provides Greater Flexibility for Borrowers

June 5, 2020

Update: On June 5, the President signed the PPPFA into law.Update: On June 3, the PPPFA was passed unanimously by the Senate without amendment. It now goes to President Trump, who has indicated support for the bill’s aims, for signature.On May 28, 2020, …

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New SBA Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Review of Forgiveness Applications

May 27, 2020

On May 22, seven days after releasing the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness application and instructions, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released an Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness (the “Forgiveness Rule”) a…

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Increases in Paycheck Protection Loan Amounts for Partnerships and Seasonal Employers

May 22, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the SBA released an Interim Final Rule regarding increased loan amounts for partnerships and seasonal employers. This rule allows lenders to make a second disbursement of loan proceeds to a partnership or seasonal employer that …

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SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application – Key Takeaways and Instructions for Borrowers

May 19, 2020

This publication was featured in New England Real Estate Journal on June 16, 2020.On May 15, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released the much-awaited Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness application and instructions (“S…

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Paycheck Protection Program: SBA Extends Safe Harbor Deadline to 5/18 and Issues New Guidance on “Necessity of the Loan” Certification

May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the SBA issued additional guidance extending the safe harbor period for PPP borrowers’  to make a determination of their “necessity of the loan” certification in light of the newly issued SBA guidance, from May 14, 2020 to May 18, 2…

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House Democrats Propose Significant Changes to Paycheck Protection Program in New $3 Trillion Stimulus Bill

May 14, 2020

Update: On Friday, May 15, 2020, the House passed H.R. 6800 (the "HEROES Act" for short) by a vote of 208-199.In a new $3 trillion stimulus bill (H.R. 6800) introduced in the House of Representatives on May 12, House Democrats proposed various measures to …

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SBA Issues New FAQ Clarifying Effect of Employees Who Won’t Return to Work on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

May 5, 2020

One of the most attractive features of the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans is a borrower’s eligibility for loan forgiveness if loan proceeds are spent appropriately. However, the amount of the l…

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Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Two New Attorneys, Daniel D. Johnson and Jessie M. Reniere

September 16, 2019

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Daniel D. Johnson and Jessie M. Reniere as Associates in the Firm’s Litigation and Corporate & Business groups, respectively. Johnson and Reniere are returning to Hinckley Allen after participating in the Firm’s…