Jennifer B. Routh - McDermott Will & Emery


Jennifer B. Routh focuses her practice on trials and complex civil litigation. She has won numerous jury verdicts and bench trials involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, and unfair competition.  Jennifer won the first jury verdict obtained by any litigant under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the federal trade secret statute.

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  • Trial counsel for the plaintiff, leading provider of de-identified electronic health records (Real World Data), in breach of contract action; won jury verdict for breach of contract and prevailed in post-trial injunction proceeding. (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2022))
  • Trial counsel for the defendants, a family trust and related business entities, in fraud and breach of contract action; won complete defense verdict following two-week jury trial. (Virginia Circuit Court for Arlington County (2021))
  • Trial counsel for the defendants, major health system and named fiduciaries, in an ERISA class action; obtained rulings denying all injunctive relief and 97% of damages sought (US District Court for the District of Colorado (2020))

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Commercial Litigation, 2023 to 2024
  • Benchmark Litigation 2020 to 2022, “40 and Under Hot List”
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019 to 2022
  • Emerging Women Leaders in Law, 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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