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Jennifer Atkins represents clients in civil litigation and appellate matters involving intellectual property, unfair competition, contract disputes, products liability, discrimination, antitrust, consumer protection, and constitutional challenges. Her commercial litigation and appellate clients come from a variety of industries including construction, architecture, software, brand consulting, insurance, energy, telecommunications, food and beverage, broadcasting, and pharmaceutical products.

Jennifer also counsels clients regarding their contractual relationships and their obligations under a variety of federal statutes, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act. She is particularly interested in the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust laws and the policy and practical implications of the application of existing legal frameworks to new technologies.

With her public policy background and experience as a clerk for the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Jennifer brings a strategic focus to her litigation and counseling practice. Previously, Jennifer was an attorney at Cloudigy Law PPLC and was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Jennifer’s pro bono work includes counseling 501 (c)(3) organizations and litigation efforts relating to the operation of international treaties, immigration regulations, and criminal sentencing guidelines.

Jennifer serves as chair of the Park and Recreation Commission for the City of Alexandria, Virginia and served as a member of the City of Alexandria’s Ethics Commission.

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of a coalition of wineries, successfully challenged in federal appellate courts and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court the constitutionality of discriminatory state statutes prohibiting interstate shipment of wine
  • Obtained appellate victory for telecommunications client in consolidated appeals addressing the Ohio Public Utility Commission’s authority to deregulate the cellular telecommunications market
  • Obtained appellate victory for telecommunications client in consolidated appeals addressing the statute of limitations applicable to treble-damages actions under Ohio public utility law
  • Successfully defended in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit arbitration and district court victories of insurance company client in a matter involving complex jurisdictional issues
  • Counsel for beverage bottling company in successful appeal to the Texas Supreme Court of a lower court’s extraterritorial application of state antitrust laws
  • Obtained summary judgment victory in federal court for insurance company client in putative class action alleging discrimination and violation of various federal statutes
  • Obtained summary judgment victory in federal court on behalf of pharmaceutical manufacturer in class action and opt-out litigation related to ciprofloxacin
  • Obtained arbitration victory on behalf of energy company in breach of contract litigation related to coal supply and power purchase agreements
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical companies in complex multidistrict commercial litigation involving more than 20 cases brought by state Attorneys General alleging Medicaid/Medicare fraud and unfair competition based on purported inflation of published drug prices (AWP/WAC)
  • Counsel for insurance companies in case alleging race discrimination, insurance code violations, and breach of contract in Texas
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer and medical products distributors in major product liability litigation related to anesthetics
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical manufacturer in product liability litigation related to TNF inhibitors
  • Counsel for national broadcasters in a variety of contract and employment disputes
  • Counsel for health care provider, insurance company, and an information technology company in various unrelated Fair Credit Report Act actions
  • Counsel for builder and developers in architectural copyright dispute
  • Counsel for information technology service provider in contract dispute related to government service contracts