J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2005
Articles Editor, Virginia Tax Review
B.S., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2000
Phi Beta Kappa
University Honors Program
District of Columbia
Jennifer S. Windom, Partner
Jennifer S. Windom is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation and government investigations and enforcement actions. She has litigated in federal and state courts, and represented clients in matters before the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and Congressional committees. She has experience with all aspects of civil litigation, including preparing pleadings and motions, supervising discovery, managing expert witnesses, conducting witness examinations at trial, preparing appellate briefs, and arguing on appeal. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, accounting firms, hedge funds, individuals, and non-profit organizations.
Before joining Robbins Russell, Jennifer was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Before law school, Jennifer worked as a computer programmer, designing and developing web-based information systems for the country’s largest telecommunications companies.
Representative matters include:
Represents major accounting firm and individual auditors in all stages of SEC and PCAOB investigations and enforcement actions.
Represents Fortune 500 health care company in nationwide federal qui tam lawsuits and related government investigations alleging violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark laws.
Represents senior auto manufacturer executives in connection with DOJ, SEC, and NHTSA investigations relating to their employers.
Participated in seven-week jury trial on behalf of publicly-traded entertainment company in breach-of-contract case alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and relating to company’s entry into foreign gaming market.
Participated in two-week bench trial in federal court concerning tax treatment of pre-IPO stock awards to founders of major online travel company.
Led pre-discovery investigation and motion practice on behalf of major bank defending lawsuit relating to alleged loss of collateral in commercial mortgage loan securitization.
Led negotiations with Congressional staff attorneys on behalf of major accounting firm in connection with House investigation into federally-funded program.
Represented Audit Committee of Fortune 250 multi-national corporation in DOJ investigation into potential violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.