Jennifer Dollard-Smith is a litigator with experience representing public and private companies in state and federal courts. She has represented clients in consumer class actions, complex business disputes, arbitration proceedings, preliminary injunctions and government investigations. Jennifer is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group. She has represented clients in a number of payor-provider disputes concerning Medicaid reimbursements, overpayment recovery and Medicare risk adjustment.

    An active member of the community, Jennifer is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation. She also serves as a mentor for the Ohio Women’s Bar Association law school mentoring program. In addition, Jennifer volunteers as a supervising attorney for the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, which provides free services and counseling to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on transactional legal issues critical to their success.

    Jennifer was selected to be honored at the John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s inaugural PLEDGE (Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality) event, which recognizes exceptional women lawyers in the greater Cincinnati area. She was also recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2020, a list of the top up and coming lawyers in Ohio.

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    • Secured dismissal of a putative class action alleging false advertising by a leading consumer products company by successfully challenging the flawed methodologies in a scientific publication that formed the basis of plaintiff’s claims.
    • Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of directors accused of breaching various fiduciary duties in a close corporation.
    • Argued a federal habeas corpus appeal in front of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
    • Represented a large consumer products manufacturer in a class action lawsuit premised on false advertising allegations.
    • Successfully obtained permanent injunction preventing the dissemination of trade secrets of information services client.
    • Defended a privately held kitchen equipment manufacturer in products liability litigation.
    • Represented a trade association in its appeal of jury verdict finding that it disparaged a competitor’s product.
    • Defended various breach of contract actions for individual and corporate clients.
    • Represented equipment manufacturer in patent infringement lawsuit.

    Education

    • University of Cincinnati, College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, articles editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2015
    • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2012

    Admissions

    • Ohio

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Ohio
    • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit
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