Jeris may be the only Basis Points contributor who can say “credit transaction” in five different languages. During college and law school, she immersed herself in Spanish, Czech and Finnish, tossing in a study abroad term in Russia, for good measure. Her experience in foreign languages taught her to listen closely and adapt quickly, two skills she uses in taking a strategic global approach for clients at Bracewell. Those clients include energy companies, banks, investment banks and other investors in all types of secured and unsecured credit transactions. For them, Jeris draws upon her experience in senior and subordinated debt financings, acquisition and project financings, asset and accounts securitizations, debt restructurings and letter of credit facilities. To learn more about Jeris, check out her firm bio.