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Jennifer Henry is an associate in the Dallas office of McKool Smith. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.

An active SMU alumnus, Jennifer participates in the SMU Alumni Band, raises money for the Mustang Club Morgan Campaign, and has sat on both the Mustang Club and Diamond M Club board of directors. She also co-chaired her 20th reunion committee. For more than 15 years, she has participated in Attorneys Serving the Community, an organization of local women lawyers that has raised millions of dollars for local charities supporting area women, children, and families. Jennifer has also completed 16 triathlons since 2008.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • EDS/HP Enterprise Services. Represented EDS/HPES in multiple disputes involving global information technology customer and supplier contracts, including disputes with WorldCom, Bank of America, Xerox, United States Navy, Weyerhaeuser, Cisco, and GM. 
  • Ultravision Technologies LLC v. Lamar Advertising Co., et al. Represents patentee asserting patent, trade secret, and contract claims against supplier, distributor, and user of patented LED billboard lighting technology.
  • Trustee and Certificateholder Clients in RMBS Litigation. Represent trustee and holder clients in pursuing “put back” claims against sellers and sponsors of mortgage backed securities, and servicing claims against servicers of mortgage loans in RMBS transactions.
  • Freedom Medical Inc. v. Premier Purchasing Partners LLP., et al. Represented medical equipment supplier against Group Purchasing Organizations in antitrust action involving supply contract policies and procedures.
  • L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP v. Lockheed Martin Corporation. Represented Lockheed Martin in antitrust suit brought by L-3 involving contracts with international governments for refurbishment of P-3 fixed wing maritime surveillance aircraft.
  • i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp. Successfully litigated patent infringement claims involving XML technology. Verdict of more than $250 million was upheld in the Federal Circuit and unanimously affirmed by the Supreme Court in 2011.
  • Keilholtz v. Lennox Hearth Products, et al. Represented several affiliates of Lennox International consumer class actions in California federal and state court challenging the safety of Lennox’s glass-front fireplaces and seeking nearly $1 billion in damages.  he cases settled on terms providing that Lennox will make no financial payment to the class.  McKool Smith was named Lennox’s 2010 “Law Firm of the Year” based on outstanding service and achievement in litigation. When asked about the representation, John Torres, chief legal officer of Lennox International, said, “McKool Smith played a critical role in obtaining a favorable resolution for us in the defense of a complex national class action.  Their strategic thinking, business-oriented legal advice, and intensely focused approach earned them our ‘Law Firm of the Year’ recognition.”
  • Alt v. Medtronic. Defended Medtronic on claims of infringement of four patents regarding pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
  • Corporate Officers/Directors. In Rittenmeyer v. Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. et al., represented a former officer and director of AmeriServe Inc. in defense of claims brought by AmeriServe’s litigation trustee. In Margolies v. Deason et al, represented Chairman of Precept Business Services Inc. with respect to claims brought by shareholders. Also represented EDS directors and officers in claims brought by shareholders seeking to enjoin merger with Hewlett Packard in 2008.
  • BearingPoint Inc. Represented BearingPoint, formerly KPMG Consulting, regarding Oracle E.R.P. software implementation claims in Schnelling v. Thomas, et al.
  • Texas Wesleyan University. Represented TWU on matters involving claims of students and employees of the Texas Wesleyan University Law School against the University and its administrators.
  • Oil and Gas Plaintiffs. In Shores v. Shell & Exxon Mobil and Ragland v. Shell & Exxon Mobil, represented nationwide classes in royalty underpayment matters involving the McElmo Dome in Colorado. Also represented the state of New Mexico in underpayment claims brought against various oil producers in the Bravo Dome area of New Mexico.

Affiliations

Community & Professional Activities

  • Attorneys Serving the Community sustaining member and committee chair
  • DAYL Young Voters Committee

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Education

J.D. and L.L.M., cum laude, Comparative and International Legal Studies, Duke University School of Law, 1997

  • Associate Editor, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy

B.A., summa cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1994

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • State of Nevada
  • State of Texas
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Dallas Bar Association, DBA Law Day Committee (Lawyers in the Classroom Coordinator)
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