Overview

Jennifer is counsel in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice and a member of the Contract Solutions team. She focuses her practice on the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of contracts, including master services and consulting agreements, referral agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and reseller, distribution, and joint venture agreements. Jennifer also specializes in the registration of technology agreements including software license agreements (both on premise and SaaS), database and contract licensing agreements, and managed technology services.


Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Jennifer served as in-house counsel at LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information. During her 14-year tenure at LexisNexis, Jennifer supported various market segments, including corporate, academic, law firm, and federal, state and local government markets. Jennifer also worked on many strategic initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, product development and strategic supply chain management.


Jennifer assisted businesses with a wide variety of corporate transactional matters as an associate in Thompson Hine’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice before joining LexisNexis. Her prior law firm experience and the skills she gained as in-house counsel enable her to provide clients with practical, results-oriented advice.

Experience

Examples of transactions in which Jennifer has represented clients include:

  • Inbound and outbound software and SaaS licensing
  • Cloud hosting agreements
  • Database and bulk data license agreements
  • Master services and master consulting agreements
  • Reseller, channel partner and distributor agreements
  • Government contracting
  • Representing publicly held companies as purchasers of privately held companies (both as stock and asset transactions)
  • Representing publicly held companies as sellers of lines of business
  • Representing private equity companies as purchasers of privately held companies
  • Representing nonprofit corporations in general corporate governance matters ranging from formation, obtaining 501(c)(3) status, to dissolution
  • Representing a managed technology services provider in the drafting and negotiation of their managed technology services agreements
  • Representation of companies across industries (healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and information services) in business process outsourcing initiatives industries fulfillment, accounting, customer service, and facilities management services
Publications
  • “Work Smarter, Not Harder: Implement Lean and Six Sigma Process Methodologies in Your Legal Departments,” Ohio Women’s Bar Association Network Newsletter, Summer 2015
  • Co-author, “Smith v. Van Gorkom and In Re Caremark,” LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, September 2009
Presentations
  • Presenter, “CCPA, Data Privacy and Contracts,” Association of Corporate Counsel Southwest Ohio Chapter, April 2019
  • Presenter, “Helping Nonprofits: Understanding Their Legal Issues,” Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Southwest Ohio Chapter, October 2018
  • Panelist, “Internet of Things,” Thompson Hine Private Client Event, March 2018
  • Panelist, “Legal Project Management: Providing Value for In-House Law Departments,” Association of Corporate Counsel Southwest Ohio Chapter, June 2016
Distinctions
  • Forty Under 40, Dayton Business Journal, 2011
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, former trustee
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

Community Activities

  • Muse Machine, board member
    • Go Red for Women, Executive Leadership Team
    • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Southwest Chapter
    • Montgomery County Citizens Review Board, former board member
    • Volunteer Lawyers Project