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Barrett, Jennifer J.

Jennifer J. Barrett

Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7155
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Jennifer Barrett is Co-Managing Partner of the New York Office. She is responsible for a wide variety of trial and appellate matters -- in areas of law such as securities, insurance, reinsurance, corporate governance, data privacy, intellectual property and trade secrets, unfair competition, consumer protection, employment, and defamation-- on behalf of clients engaged in a diverse range of businesses, including: banking and other financial services, insurance, publishing, television news, on-line marketing and services, consumer products, music distribution, transportation and health care.

  • Obtained a full trial victory in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of Arranta Bio in change-of-control challenge asserted by ThermoFisher Scientific.
  • Representing Centerview Partners LLC in Delaware Chancery Court in limited partnership rights dispute.
  • Representing ANGI Inc. and IAC Inc. in putative customer class action in District of Colorado; obtained successful resolution of related contested FTC proceeding.
  • Representing national investment advisory firm in multiple arbitration proceedings arising out of alleged restrictive covenant breaches.
  • Successfully represented major private equity fund in Delaware Chancery Court trial in a dispute arising out of portfolio company corporate governance and exit rights.
  • Currently representing and previously represented numerous employers in highly contested and/or sensitive confidential employment disputes; obtained multiple defense victories following full arbitration hearings.               
  • Currently representing and previously represented high-profile individuals in confidential proceedings brought under Adult Survivors Act and related claims.
  • Successfully represented AIG by obtaining dismissal of consolidated policyholder class actions alleging RICO violations arising out of historic workers compensation premium underreporting allegations.
  • Successfully represented AIG in multiple policyholder class actions in federal courts in New York, South Carolina, Massachusetts and California alleging premium overcharges resulting from financial reporting errors.
  • Successfully defended AIG in multi-billion-dollar RICO class action brought by competing workers compensation insurance carriers as well as in parallel 50-state regulatory enforcement proceeding.
  • Represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Babson Capital Management, as well as various company officers, in shareholder derivative action arising out of portfolio company merger transactions and related stock agreements.
  • Obtained full trial victory on behalf of ResCap Liquidating Trust in District of Minnesota arising out of mortgage underwriting practices.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley in multiple federal and state regulatory investigations and enforcement actions arising out of data privacy breach.
  • Represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in multiple securities cases against bank issuers and other parties arising out of RMBS investments.
  • Defended Morgan Stanley in multiple employment related disputes dealing with complex deferred compensation and related issues, including successful defense through trial of high-profile eight-figure claims brought by senior commodities trader.
  • Represented AIG in Delaware shareholder derivative action arising out of AIG's relationships with various C.V. Starr entities.
  • Served as litigation and strategic counsel for AIG in multi-pronged dispute with former AIG CEO Maurice R. Greenberg, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and various Starr affiliates concerning the ownership of more than $1 billion in insurance and reinsurance business – including multiple federal and state court actions and arbitrations involving issues of insurance, agency, corporate governance, trademarks and employment.
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    (J.D. with High Honors, 1994)
    • Connecticut Law Review:
      • Editor-in-Chief
  • Brown University
    (B.A., American Civilization, 1991)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The State Bar of New York
  • The State Bar of Connecticut