- Best Lawyers recognized Jennifer as one of the Best Lawyers in America (2019 – 2020)
- The Legal 500 recognized Jennifer for dispute resolution (2018 – 2019)
Jennifer regularly handles high-stakes securities class action and derivative litigation, regulatory and internal investigations and enforcement proceedings, and Section 220 litigation, as well as complex commercial and consumer class action litigation.
Recognized by The Legal 500 as an “excellent strategist and communicator,” she has an outstanding track record of defending issuers, officers and directors in shareholder disputes. Jennifer also has extensive experience conducting internal and board investigations on financial and accounting issues, in response to whistleblower complaints and insider trading, among other topics, and has represented companies and individuals in regulatory and enforcement matters with both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.
As an added benefit, Jennifer’s extensive pre-law career in public relations is regularly brought to bear in all of her matters, whether in setting a strategic course, developing winning arguments, guiding top executives through the tumult that often accompanies litigation and enforcement actions, or managing reputational and other issues facing her clients.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Jennifer was a vice president of public relations and talent manager for Untitled Entertainment, a firm representing actors and directors in New York and Los Angeles. Jennifer began her career as part of CBS Television Network’s Standards & Practices Division and later worked as a film publicist for Clein + White, where she created press campaigns for independent and studio films and filmmakers.
- In re Diamond Foods Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Represented company and directors. Despite pending enforcement actions by the SEC and DOJ, we mounted a strong challenge to class certification and achieved a favorable resolution.
- In re Fitbit, Inc. Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Represented Fitbit and two of its officers in a federal securities class action alleging misrepresentations and omissions regarding future earnings prospects and products in the company’s pipeline. Motion to dismiss granted without prejudice.
- Wochos v. Tesla et al. (N.D. Cal.): Represented Tesla, Elon Musk, and CFO in class action challenging statements regarding the Model 3. Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice.
- Inter-Local Pension Fund v. Tesla (N.D. Cal.): Representing Tesla in defense of securities litigation relating to a $1.8 billion note offering.
- Haque v. Tesla (Del. Chancery): Trial victory in Section 220 action alleging breach of fiduciary duty regarding statements about production and demand for Tesla vehicles.
- Shankar v. Imperva Corp. (N.D. Cal.): Represented company and officers in securities class action challenging guidance and other alleged misstatements. Motion to dismiss granted in part; case settled thereafter.
- Glazer Cap. Mgmt. v. Magistri (GE-InVision) (N.D. Cal.): Represented company and officers. Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice; affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
- Loos v. Immersion Corp. (N.D. Cal.): Represented company and officers. Motion to dismiss granted and case dismissed; affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
- In re SolarCity Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Represented SolarCity and officers and directors; motion to dismiss granted; case dismissed with prejudice.
- In re Vocera Comm., Inc. Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Motion to dismiss granted in part; case settled thereafter.
- Cisco Systems
- Diamond Foods
- GE InVision
- Vocera Communications
Education & Admissions
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
B.A., with distinction, English
Admitted to practice in California