• Jennifer S. Windom handles complex civil litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions. Jennifer litigates suits in state and federal courts, including commercial contract disputes, False Claims Act cases, qui tam claims, and civil fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) cases. She also represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions before the Civil and Criminal divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and various other government agencies and congressional committees.

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

    Jennifer has successfully represented several publicly traded health care companies in litigation and in various DOJ and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) investigations concerning billing practices, physician arrangements and other payment issues. She also has successfully represented major accounting firms and individual auditors in all stages of SEC and PCAOB investigations and enforcement actions. Jennifer has significant experience coordinating with foreign counsel prosecuting actions abroad and initiating actions in U.S. courts to obtain discovery for use in foreign actions.

    Jennifer previously worked at a market-leading global law firm. Before law school, she worked for a major consulting firm, designing and developing information systems for the country’s largest telecommunications companies.

    Experience

    • Defending the senior leadership of a large consulting firm against RICO and fraud claims brought by market competitor in federal court.

    • Defended a publicly-traded gaming and entertainment company against $12 billion breach-of-contract claims brought by former partner relating to company’s entry into foreign gaming market. Achieved full dismissal of all claims in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions.

    • Defended a publicly-traded health care management company in civil fraud litigation brought by a major commercial payer. The case was voluntarily dismissed after summary judgment and Daubert briefing.

    • Represented a major defense contractor in a successful bid protest at the agency level and successfully defended an appeal in federal court.

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

    • Represented a publicly-traded online travel company in a federal trial concerning tax treatment of pre-initial public offering (IPO) stock awards to company founders.

    • Represented an energy trade association in litigation in the DC Circuit concerning an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking regulating carbon emissions.

    • Defended major financial institutions in multiple lawsuits and pre-litigation negotiations relating to commercial mortgage loan securitizations.

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

    • Led negotiations with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on behalf of a major accounting firm in connection with a congressional investigation into a federally funded program.

    • Defended AmLaw 250 law firm against professional malpractice and related claims brought by former client, achieving favorable, confidential pre-litigation settlement.

    • Represented directors of large technology company in confidential arbitration proceeding initiated by employee, securing dismissal of all defendants on motion to dismiss.

    • Represented publicly-traded health care companies in various DOJ and HHS Office of the Inspector General (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 a high-profile political figure in connection with a DOJ bank fraud investigation. No charges were brought.

    • Represented the Audit Committee of a Fortune 250 multinational corporation in a government investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. No charges were brought.

    • Represented senior automotive executives in connection with separate DOJ, SEC and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigations relating to the safety and reporting practices of their employers. No charges were brought.

    • Represented a bank employee in connection with DOJ, Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and state investigations into the bank’s anti-money laundering and compliance practices. No charges were brought.

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

    • Represented a major defense contractor in multiple internal investigations evaluating potential fraud and retaliation claims under the False Claims Act.

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

    Credentials

    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, 2007
    • Illinois, 2005

    Clerkships

    • Honorable David F. Hamilton, U.S.D.C., Southern District of Indiana

    Court Admissions

    • U.S.C.A., District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S.C.A., Federal Circuit
    • U.S.D.C., District of Columbia
    • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Professional Affiliations

    • Branding and Marketing Committee Co-Chair, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
    • Moot Court Panelist, Georgetown Supreme Court Institute
    • Section of Litigation, American Bar Association