Jennifer Routh focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She has achieved notable successes for her clients including significant summary dispositions and through trial to final judgment. She recently tried three cases in the span of twelve months, all of which resulted in victories for her clients. One of those cases resulted in the first jury verdict under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. In addition to her trial victories, Jennifer has achieved complete dismissal of cases based on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

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  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in a breach of contract action; obtained a multi-million dollar verdict for the plaintiff. Jennifer examined several key witnesses at trial including the plaintiff’s expert witness and cross-examination of one of Defendant’s executives. (US District Court for the District of Columbia (2018))

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  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019
  • Emerging Women Leaders in Law, 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation 2020, “40 and Under Hot List”
  • ABA Section of Litigation Young Lawyer Leadership Program, 2017-2019


  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Health Law Litigation Committee Chair


University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville, BA, 2005

District of Columbia
North Carolina
South Carolina

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Jennifer B. Routh

Insights & Events / Media

Publications / November 2, 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / October 28, 2020

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / August 15, 2019

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / April 25, 2019

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / Q4 2018 | January 2019

Healthcare Enforcement Quarterly Roundup / Q3 | September 2018