Jennifer Barrett is responsible for a wide variety of trial and appellate matters -- in areas of law such as securities, insurance, reinsurance, corporate governance, intellectual property and trade secrets, unfair competition, consumer protection, employment, defamation and entertainment -- on behalf of clients engaged in a diverse range of businesses, including: brokerage and other financial services, insurance, publishing, television news, on-line marketing and services, consumer products, music distribution, transportation and health care. Ms. Barrett is Co-Chair of the firm’s National Employment Practice.
Defending American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) in multiple policyholder class actions pending in federal courts in New York, South Carolina, Massachusetts and California alleging premium overcharges resulting from financial reporting errors.
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.
Representing Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in multiple securities cases against bank issuers and other parties arising out of RMBS investments.
Representing Morgan Stanley and affiliated entities in multiple related actions pending in New York, Delaware and Louisiana courts arising out of complex real estate investment transaction.
Defending 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.
Represented Morgan Stanley in highly publicized matter that included the defeat of a preliminary injunction sought against Morgan Stanley and the new senior management of Morgan Stanley’s global wealth management operations.
Represented former officers and directors of GT Telecom (a former Canadian telecommunications leader) in action brought by JPMorganChase on behalf of holders of more than $700 million in unsecured notes. Obtained dismissal of all claims.
In Century 21 Real Estate Corporation v. LendingTree, Inc. (D.N.J.) and RE/Max International, Inc. v. LendingTree, Inc. (D. Colo.), represented LendingTree, a consumer services company, in actions for trademark infringement and false advertising arising out of LendingTree’s web-based real estate referral business. Case resulted in standard-setting decision of the Third Circuit addressing novel issues of nominative trademark use.
In Lava Trading v. royalblue financial corp. (S.D.N.Y.), representing royalblue, a subsidiary of Fidessa group plc (a publicly-traded UK company) in an action alleging infringement of a patent for consolidating multiple electronic securities trading systems.
University of Connecticut School of Law
(J.D. with High Honors, 1994)
Connecticut Law Review:
Connecticut Moot Court Board:
Distinguished Connecticut Scholar Award, 1994
National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition:
(B.A., American Civilization, 1991)