Jenn focuses her practice on class action and complex litigation, as well as appellate work.  Jenn’s experience in complex litigation involves handling matters at every stage from pretrial counseling to appeals.  In developing strategy at all stages for her clients, Jenn pulls on her multiple appellate clerkships working with judges across the country.  She uses the knowledge base gained while clerking to inform her litigation strategy, briefing process and oral argument preparation. Before joining Shook, she clerked for the Hon. W. Brent Powell, Judge of the Missouri Supreme Court, as well as the Hon. James Hardesty, Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. Jenn brings the perspective of an experienced appellate clerk to every step of litigation for her clients.

While at Shook, Jenn has found a niche focus in biometric privacy and cybersecurity-related class actions and appeals. Her practice heavily focuses on defending clients from class action lawsuits arising from the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.

Aside from her BIPA work, Jenn’s focus is on assisting her global health science clients to tackle intricate and novel challenges in the heat of litigation. Jenn walks her clients through all facets of complex and multidistrict litigation involving thousands of pending cases, fighting lawsuits from complaint to trial, helping her clients through product- and brand-threatening crises.

Drawing on her experience as a legislative policy fellow for former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Jenn focuses her appellate practice on public policy issues from the coast of California to the coast of Florida. Her unique experience researching, analyzing and drafting advisory memoranda for the governor on the potential impact of proposed legislation provides her with the necessary tools to help her clients craft policies in line with their goals. Jenn’s strength is in combining her experience with the judicial and legislative branches to help her clients influence the development and interpretation of statutory law.

Jenn previously was a high school English teacher working in learning development and improvement, and designed district-wide curricula for other teachers. Relying on her background as a high school teacher, Jenn focuses her active pro bono practice on helping juveniles through contact with the legal system in any form—ranging from juvenile delinquency charges to adoption proceedings.

Publications

Protecting Long-Term Facilities in a Mass Tort Era, Seniors Housing Business, July 21, 2020 (with Matt Keenan).

Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts: A Constitutional Analysis, Nevada Law Journal (2018) (with Thomas W. Stewart and Brittany Walker).

2015 Legislative Recap: Important Bills from Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session, Nevada Law Journal (2015) (with Thomas W. Stewart).