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 drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts, including supply management, vendor and customer agreements, distribution and joint venture agreements, with a special emphasis on technology agreements including software license agreements (both on premise and SaaS), as well as managed technology services and data center hosting agreements.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Jennifer served as in-house counsel at LexisNexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and legal analytics. During her 14-year tenure at LexisNexis, Jennifer supported various market segments, including corporate, academic, law firm and government markets, and worked on many strategic initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, product development and strategic supply chain management. She also had extensive experience drafting and negotiating LexisNexis customer contracts, including managing contract workflow systems and processes.

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 agreement
  • 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
  • Panelist, “Legal Project Management: Providing Value for In-House Law Departments,” Association of Corporate Counsel Southwest Ohio Chapter, June 2016
  • Panelist, “Internet of Things,” Thompson Hine Private Client Event, March 2018
  • Presenter, “Helping Nonprofits: Understanding Their Legal Issues,” Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Southwest Ohio Chapter, October 2018
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

  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Southwest Chapter
  • Montgomery County Citizens Review Board, former board member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project