McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Jennifer Routh focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She has achieved notable successes for her clients including significant summary dispositions and through trial to final judgment. She recently tried three cases in the span of twelve months, all of which resulted in victories for her clients. One of those cases resulted in the first jury verdict under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. In addition to her trial victories, Jennifer has achieved complete dismissal of cases based on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. Jennifer has also briefed, argued, and won significant evidentiary motions.
She has experience in a broad range of litigation matters in state and federal courts around the country, including:
Jennifer has significant experience with government enforcement matters involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Election Commission. She also maintains an active pro bono practice litigating cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and focusing on enforcement of children’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Jennifer is the co-editor of the book Daubert v. Frye: Admissibility of Expert Testimony, published by the American Bar Association’s First Chair Press. Previously, Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia. During law school, Jennifer was the Fourth Circuit Editor for the South Carolina Law Review. She also served as a Legal Writing fellow, teaching in the school’s Legal Research and Writing Program.
Jennifer is involved in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and was selected for the Section of Litigation’s 2017-2019 Young Lawyer Leadership Program (YLLP) as one of only four lawyers from a national pool for this competitive and prestigious honor.