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Jennifer Roche is an associate in the Litigation Department. She is a commercial litigator who focuses on complex financial services matters, antitrust disputes and securities litigation. She represents clients in a variety of industries that include private equity, banking, insurance, professional sports, health care, energy and publishing in both state and federal courts, including in bankruptcy court.

Jennifer also represents corporations in internal investigations and regulatory investigations initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies. In addition, she advises clients in connection with potential mergers and acquisitions regarding target company litigation exposure.

Key representations include:

  • Won dismissal of all claims on the pleadings and judgment in favor of Major League Baseball (MLB) and former Commissioner Bud Selig in antitrust litigation brought by the city of San José as a result of alleged delay in MLB’s consideration of a request by the Oakland A’s to relocate to San José, affirmed on appeal.
  • Successfully defended a national broker-dealer in multiple actions against alleged securities fraud and various common law claims related to a purported Ponzi scheme, prevailing in federal court on motions to dismiss.
  • Conducted year-long internal investigation into a U.S. public company’s historical stock option granting practices and accounting practices related to foreign acquisitions, and related bonus and profit-sharing arrangements.
  • Successfully defended former public-company board member in federal and state derivative actions related to alleged stock option backdating.
  • Counseled and defended several asset management firms in government investigations concerning solicitation of business from public pension funds.
  • Currently representing leading monoline insurance company in actions by numerous municipal bond issuers alleging antitrust, fraud and contract claims related to insurance of structured finance instruments.

Before entering the practice of law, Jennifer worked for several years as a consultant in the health care industry, advising clients in the selection and implementation of health care technology solutions.