Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients facing significant litigation exposure and also serves as outside general counsel for multiple private and municipal entities, including more than a dozen school districts. She is experienced in representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, physician's assistants and other medical providers in medical malpractice lawsuits, professional discipline matters and other commercial disputes. Above all, Jennifer is a trusted advisor who assists clients to manage risk and achieve their desired business outcomes.
Representation of Health Care Providers
Jennifer has particular experience defending medical malpractice claims on behalf of hospitals, physicians, nurses, physician's assistants and other medical providers, and has obtained several favorable medical malpractice verdicts. She has also had great success resolving medical malpractice cases through dispositive motions.
Jennifer also counsels health care institutions with regard to various facets of operations, risk management, contracting, medical staffing, and professional service arrangements, and represents those institutions in adversarial proceedings.
Over the last two decades, Jennifer has also litigated and tried personal injury, premises liability, employment discrimination, toxic tort, labor disputes, zoning, land use, and professional discipline matters.
Jennifer also represents school districts throughout Western New York. She provides counsel on special education, general education, and labor and employment matters, and represents schools districts in special education due process hearings and appeals, Commissioner of Education appeals, Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Section 504 meetings, and student and employee discipline hearings. She counsels school districts on student residency, homelessness, records and privacy, discipline, DASA, and FOIL compliance. She also provides guidance to boards of education regarding Education Law, Open Meetings Law, and school district policy and procedures.
In addition to her active practice, Jennifer serves as Deputy Managing Member of Bond’s Rochester office. Prior to joining Bond, she was a partner at another law firm in Rochester. Before that, she was an associate at a large Mid-Atlantic law firm for nine years, during which time she taught legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.