Jennifer Levy - Partner

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Jennifer Levy

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202-879-5211
Fax: +1 202-879-5200
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Professional Profile

Jenny Levy is a litigation partner who has been with Kirkland for 18 years. She has appeared before trial courts and arbitration panels across the country. Jenny focuses on complex commercial litigation, government investigations, pharmaceutical litigation, and product liability cases. She has litigated a wide variety of cases including consumer protection actions, allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, data breaches and cyber-security, breach of contract, business torts, product liability, antitrust, false claims qui tam actions, and class actions. Her practice has involved a diverse array of subject matters and allegations including Medicaid/Medicare fraud, drug pricing fraud and unfair competition (AWP/WAC inflation), HIPPA, HITECH violations and data security breaches, contracts for the sale of energy, state and federal Fair Debt Collection Act violations, collection contracts for the sale of businesses and stock purchase agreements, alleged violations of shareholder agreements, international licensing agreements, allegations of unlawful insurance practices, conspiracy and antitrust violations, and numerous product liability cases on behalf of manufacturers of automotive products, lead products, tobacco and pharmaceuticals. Jenny is the pro bono coordinator for Kirkland’s Washington, D.C., office.

Representative Matters

Jenny serves as lead counsel for:

  • Major student lender/loan servicer in various government investigations

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals and related entities in complex multidistrict commercial litigation involving more than 20 cases brought by state Attorneys General alleging Medicaid/Medicare fraud and unfair competition based on purported inflation of published drug prices (AWP/WAC)

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals and related entities in major qui tam False Claims Act litigation alleging drug pricing fraud (AWP/WAC inflation)

  • Accretive Health in action brought by Minnesota AG alleging data breaches and violations of HIPAA and state laws and related congressional inquiries related to an alleged data breach

  • Accretive Health in various arbitrations, lawsuits and investigations pending in multiple jurisdictions

  • Baxter International and Teva Pharmaceuticals and related entities in major product liability litigation

  • National Lead Company in major lead paint litigation and legislative efforts

  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals in state attorney general Medicare/Medicaid fraud case

  • Zydus Pharmaceuticals in False Claims Act and Medicaid Fraud matters and other investigations

Jenny has served as counsel for:

  • General Motors in variety of product liability cases and class actions involving automotive components

  • Brown & Williamson in major tobacco product liability litigation

  • ConocoPhillips in arbitration involving the sale of a major convenience store business

  • Cogentrix Energy, Inc. in variety of complex energy litigations involving contracts for the sale of electricity and for the purchase of coal

  • Barr Laboratories in antitrust case involving settlement agreement between a brand and generic drug manufacturers

  • BASF in international arbitration involving licensing agreement for the sale of agricultural products

  • Nationwide Insurance in cases involving allegations of insurance “redlining”

  • Brown & Williamson in product liability litigation against tobacco industry

  • Honeywell in product liability/UCC case involving electronic entry access systems

  • PharmaResearch, Inc. in case involving the breach of a shareholder agreement

  • A matter litigated before state election officials resulting in removal of a candidate from the federal election ballot for fraud

  • Numerous pro bono clients in various civil rights, benefits, and other actions against the District of Columbia

  • Pro bono client in historic and highly-publicized death penalty case in which the Governor of Virginia commuted client’s death sentence

Other Distinctions

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense in both Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices in 2012 as well as for Consumer Products in 2012 and 2013

Profiled in The National Law Journal's annual "Champions and Visionaries" feature in July 2012

Listed as a "Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2013

Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's "Women Leaders in the Law" in 2013

Press Mentions:

Jenny's representation of Baxter International was featured in "Lawyers: Hepatitis C outbreak doesn't happen if drug makers sell smaller anesthetic vials," from the September 12, 2011 Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jenny is quoted in “Litigation Department of the Year,” The American Lawyer, January 2008, as a member of Kirkland’s winning Litigation Team for 2007.

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