Jennifer S. Windom

Partner
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Fax: 202.775.4510

Education:

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Articles Editor, Virginia Tax Review

Dillard Fellow

B.S., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame

Phi Beta Kappa

University Honors Program

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia

Illinois

Jennifer Windom is a trial attorney with a broad practice focusing on complex civil litigation, 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 various other government agencies and Congressional committees.

Jennifer routinely represents clients in the highly-regulated areas of health care, federal contracting, public accounting, and banking, and often manages matters presenting civil, criminal, and regulatory risks. She also regularly conducts internal investigations and advises clients on compliance best practices. Her clients have included publicly-traded companies, major financial institutions, accounting firms, hedge funds, individuals, and trade associations.

Before joining Robbins Russell, Jennifer was an attorney at 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 for a major consulting firm, designing and developing information systems for the country’s largest telecommunications companies.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Development Committee, Women’s White Collar Defense Association

  • Moot Court Panelist, Georgetown Supreme Court Institute

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2014, 2015, 2017

  • Represented Fortune 500 health care company in consolidated federal qui tam multi-district litigation and related government investigations involving allegations under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and related state statutes.

  • Represented publicly-traded health care companies in various DOJ and HHS OIG investigations concerning billing practices, physician arrangements, and other payment issues. In every instance, the government declined to pursue charges or seek penalties of any kind.

  • Represented major accounting firms and individual auditors in all stages of SEC and PCAOB investigations and enforcement actions.

  • Represented publicly-traded entertainment company in various lawsuits, including participating in seven-week jury trial and related appeal proceedings, concerning company’s entry into foreign gaming market.

  • Represented major defense contractor in successful bid protest at agency level and successfully defended appeal to federal court. Represented same client in multiple internal investigations evaluating potential fraud and retaliation claims under the False Claims Act.

  • Represented publicly-traded online travel company in federal trial concerning tax treatment of pre-IPO stock awards to company founders.

  • Represented energy trade association in litigation in the D.C. Circuit concerning an EPA rulemaking regulating carbon emissions.

  • Represented bank employee in connection with DOJ, Treasury FINCEN, and state investigation into bank’s AML and compliance practices.

  • Represented high-profile individual in connection with DOJ bank fraud investigation.

  • Represented senior executive in investigation relating to alleged unapproved testing and marketing by medical device manufacturer under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

  • Represented senior automotive executives in connection with DOJ, SEC, and NHTSA investigations relating to their employers.

  • Defended major financial institution in multiple lawsuits relating to commercial mortgage loan securitizations.

  • Represented Audit Committee of Fortune 250 multi-national corporation in government investigation into potential violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • Led negotiations with House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on behalf of major accounting firm in connection with Congressional investigation into federally-funded program.

  • Represented pro bono a university student facing multiple felony charges relating to Constitutionally protected protest activity, resulting in government’s dismissal of all charges.

564 U.S. 1035 (2011)
Amicus Brief of The Generic Pharmaceutical Association
No. 64594 (Nev.)(pending)
Appellant’s Opening Brief on Appeal
No. 64594 (Nev.)(pending)
Appellant’s Reply Brief on Appeal
229 Ill 2d 626 (2008)
Amicus Brief of the American Council of Life Insurers
2015 WL 4400868 (C.A. Fed. 2015)
Brief of Defendant-Appellee
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Motion of Advanced Energy Economy for Leave to Intervene in Support of Respondents
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Response of Advanced Energy Associations in Opposition to Motion for Stay
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Final Brief of Intervenors
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Supplemental Brief of Respondent-Intervenors
2009 WL 7481351 (2d Cir. Oct. 22, 2009)
Brief for Defendant-Appellant
2010 WL 6351860 (2d Cir. Mar. 15, 2010)
Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
2010 WL 2357130 (Md. App. Mar. 12, 2010)
Appellant’s Brief
2010 WL 2357130 (Md. App. Apr. 1, 2010)
Appellant’s Reply Brief
2012 WL 2190803 (D. Nev. June 14, 2012)
Motion to Dismiss
2012 WL 2190803 (D. Nev. June 14, 2012)
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendant’s Motion for Transfer of Venue
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss
2015 WL 3814370 (Ct. Fed. Claims June 18, 2015)
Defendant-Intervenor’s Cross-Motion for Judgment
2015 WL 3814370 (Ct. Fed. Claims June 18, 2015)
Defendant-Intervenor’s Reply Brief
2013 WL 7095924 (Nev. Dist. Ct. Nov. 12, 2013)
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Its Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law
2013 WL 7095924 (Nev. Dist. Ct. Nov. 12, 2013)
Defendant’s Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, or in the Alternative, a New Trial or Remittitur
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s First Amended Complaint
2013 WL 2253923 (S.D.N.Y. May 22, 2013)
Memorandum of Defendant in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint
2013 WL 2253923 (S.D.N.Y. May 22, 2013)
Defendant’s Reply in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Second Amended Complaint
379 Fed.Appx. 19 (E.D.N.Y. 2010)
Motion for Release Pending Appeal
379 Fed.Appx. 19 (E.D.N.Y. 2010)
Defendant Bradley J. Stinn’s Reply Memorandum in Support of His Motion for Release Pending Appeal
About

Jennifer Windom is a trial attorney with a broad practice focusing on complex civil litigation, 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 various other government agencies and Congressional committees.

Jennifer routinely represents clients in the highly-regulated areas of health care, federal contracting, public accounting, and banking, and often manages matters presenting civil, criminal, and regulatory risks. She also regularly conducts internal investigations and advises clients on compliance best practices. Her clients have included publicly-traded companies, major financial institutions, accounting firms, hedge funds, individuals, and trade associations.

Before joining Robbins Russell, Jennifer was an attorney at 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 for a major consulting firm, designing and developing information systems for the country’s largest telecommunications companies.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Development Committee, Women’s White Collar Defense Association

  • Moot Court Panelist, Georgetown Supreme Court Institute

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2014, 2015, 2017

Representative Matters
  • Represented Fortune 500 health care company in consolidated federal qui tam multi-district litigation and related government investigations involving allegations under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and related state statutes.

  • Represented publicly-traded health care companies in various DOJ and HHS OIG investigations concerning billing practices, physician arrangements, and other payment issues. In every instance, the government declined to pursue charges or seek penalties of any kind.

  • Represented major accounting firms and individual auditors in all stages of SEC and PCAOB investigations and enforcement actions.

  • Represented publicly-traded entertainment company in various lawsuits, including participating in seven-week jury trial and related appeal proceedings, concerning company’s entry into foreign gaming market.

  • Represented major defense contractor in successful bid protest at agency level and successfully defended appeal to federal court. Represented same client in multiple internal investigations evaluating potential fraud and retaliation claims under the False Claims Act.

  • Represented publicly-traded online travel company in federal trial concerning tax treatment of pre-IPO stock awards to company founders.

  • Represented energy trade association in litigation in the D.C. Circuit concerning an EPA rulemaking regulating carbon emissions.

  • Represented bank employee in connection with DOJ, Treasury FINCEN, and state investigation into bank’s AML and compliance practices.

  • Represented high-profile individual in connection with DOJ bank fraud investigation.

  • Represented senior executive in investigation relating to alleged unapproved testing and marketing by medical device manufacturer under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

  • Represented senior automotive executives in connection with DOJ, SEC, and NHTSA investigations relating to their employers.

  • Defended major financial institution in multiple lawsuits relating to commercial mortgage loan securitizations.

  • Represented Audit Committee of Fortune 250 multi-national corporation in government investigation into potential violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • Led negotiations with House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on behalf of major accounting firm in connection with Congressional investigation into federally-funded program.

  • Represented pro bono a university student facing multiple felony charges relating to Constitutionally protected protest activity, resulting in government’s dismissal of all charges.

Advocacy
564 U.S. 1035 (2011)
Amicus Brief of The Generic Pharmaceutical Association
No. 64594 (Nev.)(pending)
Appellant's Opening Brief on Appeal
No. 64594 (Nev.)(pending)
Appellant's Reply Brief on Appeal
229 Ill 2d 626 (2008)
Amicus Brief of the American Council of Life Insurers
2015 WL 4400868 (C.A. Fed. 2015)
Brief of Defendant-Appellee
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Motion of Advanced Energy Economy for Leave to Intervene in Support of Respondents
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Response of Advanced Energy Associations in Opposition to Motion for Stay
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Final Brief of Intervenors
No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir. ) (pending)
Supplemental Brief of Respondent-Intervenors
2009 WL 7481351 (2d Cir. Oct. 22, 2009)
Brief for Defendant-Appellant
2010 WL 6351860 (2d Cir. Mar. 15, 2010)
Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
2010 WL 2357130 (Md. App. Mar. 12, 2010)
Appellant's Brief
2010 WL 2357130 (Md. App. Apr. 1, 2010)
Appellant's Reply Brief
2012 WL 2190803 (D. Nev. June 14, 2012)
Motion to Dismiss
2012 WL 2190803 (D. Nev. June 14, 2012)
Defendant's Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Transfer of Venue
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Reconsideration
2010 WL 1627935 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 17, 2010)
Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss
2015 WL 3814370 (Ct. Fed. Claims June 18, 2015)
Defendant-Intervenor's Cross-Motion for Judgment
2015 WL 3814370 (Ct. Fed. Claims June 18, 2015)
Defendant-Intervenor's Reply Brief
2013 WL 7095924 (Nev. Dist. Ct. Nov. 12, 2013)
Defendant's Reply in Support of Its Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law
2013 WL 7095924 (Nev. Dist. Ct. Nov. 12, 2013)
Defendant's Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law, or in the Alternative, a New Trial or Remittitur
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint
2012 WL 6136017 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2012)
Defendant's Reply in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint
2013 WL 2253923 (S.D.N.Y. May 22, 2013)
Memorandum of Defendant in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint
2013 WL 2253923 (S.D.N.Y. May 22, 2013)
Defendant's Reply in Support of Its Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint
379 Fed.Appx. 19 (E.D.N.Y. 2010)
Motion for Release Pending Appeal
379 Fed.Appx. 19 (E.D.N.Y. 2010)
Defendant Bradley J. Stinn's Reply Memorandum in Support of His Motion for Release Pending Appeal