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Jennifer Hurley McGay

Partner

Jennifer Hurley McGay

Partner

  • Bio
  • Areas Of Practice
  • Accomplishments
  • Education

Jennifer Hurley McGay represents individuals and companies in small and large complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings.  Jennifer has experience advising clients and litigating cases with respect to a broad spectrum of substantive issues, including business torts, class actions, contract, bankruptcy, securities law, intellectual property, and corporate issues.  Her practice includes litigation involving structured products, such as CDOs, asset-backed securities and swaps.  Jennifer has also litigated international conflicts of law issues and complex privilege disputes.  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 also regularly advises clients on various transactional and regulatory matters and 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 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 has been an active firm and community citizen throughout her career.  She served as Litigation Assigning Partner, which included managing workflow for all litigation associates based on level of experience, expertise, and professional developmental needs.  She also served as a 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.

Associations

  • 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

Admitted

  • State of New York
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Published

  • Chair, “Specialized Deposition Techniques,” Practicing Law Institute (April 9, 2018)
  • Featured, “The Importance of Being Mentored,” Long Island Business News (March 16, 2018)
  • Featured, “Firm Believers,” Long Island Business News (March 9, 2018)
  • Panel Speaker, “Advanced Deposition Techniques,” Practicing Law Institute (January 20, 2015, January 26, 2016, March 31, 2017)
  • Panel Speaker, “Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions in Class Action Litigation: Deposing or Defending Corporate Witness Depositions,” Strafford Publications (November 2, 2017)
  • Co-author, “Implications of Relying on Advice of Counsel in the Second Circuit,” New York Law Journal (June 23, 2015)
  • Co-author, “Admissibility of Email Under FRE’s Business Records Exception,” New York Law Journal (May 5, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Securities Act Claims and ‘Inquiry Notice’ in the Second Circuit,” New York Law Journal (September 24, 2013)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate and Business
  • Appeals and Motions
  • Litigation/Trials
  • 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