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Jennifer L. Peterson, Associate

Jennifer Peterson represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation.

Before joining the firm, Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch and the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jennifer received her law degree from Harvard Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Representative Work

Successful oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a major corporation, avoiding liability in a multi-million-dollar declaratory judgment action.

Successfully defended on appeal an individual plaintiff’s right to a jury trial, upholding the denial of defendant’s motion to compel arbitration.

Successfully obtained reconsideration in federal district court of summary judgment against insurer, restoring insurer’s ability to defend against breach-of-contract and bad-faith claims.

Vigorously defended corporate client against breach of contract suit in federal court, enabling settlement with $0 liability and restoration of business relationship with plaintiff.

Tried complex breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims in business division of state court, resulting in an extremely favorable pre-verdict settlement.

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Education

Harvard Law School, J.D.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
  • Vice President, Federalist Society

Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Law Clerk, Honorable William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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