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Jennifer Hurley McGay Partner

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Jennifer Hurley McGay Partner

Jennifer Hurley McGay represents individuals and companies in both small and large complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings. Jennifer has experience litigating cases involving a broad spectrum of substantive issues, including business torts, class actions, contract, construction disputes, bankruptcy, securities law, intellectual property, employment, and corporate issues. The clients in these cases have been both plaintiffs and defendants engaged in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, oil and gas, cable and media, sporting goods, telecommunications, electronics, insurance, information technology, and cash management and financial technology. Jennifer handles matters during all phases of litigation through trial, appeal, and settlement. She regularly counsels clients in ways to avoid or minimize litigation risks and is well versed in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. Jennifer also negotiates and drafts business agreements, including employment agreements, participation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements, and advises clients on transactional and regulatory matters and the day-to-day issues affecting their businesses. Jennifer’s experience includes substantial experience representing credit unions and she is well versed in the specific rules and regulations that govern credit unions and Credit Union Service Organizations.

Jennifer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, where she served as an Editor of the Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.  She received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.  From 1996-1998, Jennifer served as a judicial law clerk for the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Following her clerkship, Jennifer practiced law in New York City for almost twenty years before joining Lewis Johs, most recently as a Commercial Litigation partner in an international law firm.

In addition to practicing law, Jennifer is active in the legal community, serving on the Board of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, and the Suffolk County Commercial Division Committee.   She has served as Assigning Partner, Mock Trial Coach, Associate Attorney Mentor, Hiring Committee Member, J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Team Captain, and Participant, Attorney Development Committee Member, Knowledge Management Initiatives Member, and Chase Honors Program Hiring and Mentor.  She has conducted attorney training sessions on various topics, including the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine, effective appellate advocacy, drafting written discovery requests, and taking and defending depositions.  In her community, Jennifer is a member of the Civic Association and is active in local charitable events.


  • Recipient, Hofstra Outstanding Women in the Law Award (2018)
  • Note and Comment Editor, University of Toledo Law Review
  • Recipient, D’Arce-Koch and Leslie Henry Law Scholarships
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards (Copyright Law; Agency and Partnership; Criminal Procedure; Administrative Law)


  • Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude – University of Toledo College of Law, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts  – State University of New York at Albany, 1991


  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Suffolk Bar Association
  • Financial Women’s Association
  • Greenlawn Civic Association
  • University of Toledo College of Law, Order of the Coif