Jennifer L. Smith Elected Co-Chair of the Judges Initiative Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section

Jennifer L. Smith Elected Co-Chair of the Judges Initiative Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section

  • Feb 21, 2024, 07:08 PM

Jennifer Smith ABA Business Law

Tressler attorney Jennifer L. Smith has been elected Co-Chair of the Judges Initiative Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). Jenny is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in Tressler's Chicago, Illinois office. Congratulations, Jenny!

"I am incredibly honored to Co-Chair this great Committee," said Jennifer Smith. "I look forward to serving the members of the Business Law Section and continuing its mission of developing and improving this important area of law."

The Judges Initiative Committee explores the intersection of law with accounting matters, focusing on the impact of accounting and financial reporting matters in the securities laws, including lawyers’ responses to auditor inquiries, to assist business attorneys in understanding and navigating accounting and auditing issues in their practices.

Jennifer will be replacing Vanessa Tiradentes as Co-Chair of the Committee. She will be serving a three-year term alongside fellow Co-Chair Justice Timothy Driscoll of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Meet Jennifer L. Smith

Smith, Jennifer

In her two decades of representing clients in state and federal courtrooms, Jennifer has litigated a wide range of disputes including complex business litigation, the defense of professionals and executives, wrongful death actions and aviation accidents.

Her representation has included the defense of class actions and parties in multidistrict (MDL) toxic tort litigation. Jenny is valued by her clients for her exhaustive preparation, her personable presentation and the results that she achieves in the courtroom. With her focus on courtroom advocacy, she handles all facets of litigation, from inception through trial. She has achieved success for her clients in numerous cases through the successful presentation of dispositive and limiting motions. Her jury trial experience includes complex claims involving alleged nine-figure damages. Jenny is also skilled and experienced in alternative dispute resolution including court convened conferences, mediation and arbitration.

About Tressler LLP

Headquartered in Chicago, with eight offices located in five states, Tressler LLP is a national law firm comprised primarily of attorneys who devote their practice to the representation of the insurance industry in coverage analysis and resolution, litigation, underwriting consultation, product development, claims management and reinsurance.

In addition, Tressler has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted government law practices in Illinois, and has attorneys who represent clients in commercial litigation, defense litigation, corporate transactions, employment law and litigation, intellectual property and condominium and common interest community association law.

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