Jen is a member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. She focuses her practice on defending businesses in toxic tort and product liability matters in some of the most dangerous jurisdictions across the United States. She manages day-to-day operations of cases, working closely with clients and co-counsel to develop and implement overall defense strategies. She has served as national coordinating counsel for toxic tort claims and defended clients in repetitive litigation and pre-litigation claims stemming from product liability issues and recalls. Jen regularly takes and defends depositions and appears in court on behalf of her clients in asbestos, toxic tort and product liability matters.
Jen is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) bar association. She has served on the steering committee for the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law (TTEL) committee since 2012 and also serves on the Young Lawyers’ Steering Committee. In her role on the TTEL committee, Jen has planned the Titans of Toxic Tort luncheon for the young lawyers of the committee and the committee’s annual charity event at the TTEL seminar. Jen currently serves as the TTEL committee’s Online Community Chair, which manages the committee’s online discussion board and blog. Jen also recently co-authored an article for TTEL edition of DRI’s For the Defense magazine, entitled, “Determining Choice of Law in Toxic Tort Litigation.” In her role on the Young Lawyer’s Steering Committee, Jen serves as co-chair of the legislative liaison committee, which edits the legislative updates for publication in DRI’s weekly newsletter, The Voice.
In addition to product liability and toxic tort experience, Jen’s broad range of litigation experience includes commercial litigation, white collar investigations, qui tam litigation, insurance litigation and contract disputes. Jen also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has served as a guardian ad litem, assisted a veteran with claims and worked on a criminal trial and appeal. Prior to joining the firm, Jen was an associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Product Liability practice groups at Jenner & Block LLP.
with high honors