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Jeannine M. Kenney
Ms. Kenney is an associate at the firm focusing on antitrust, human rights, and mass tort litigation.
Ms. Kenney serves as court-appointed Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in In re National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL 2323 (E.D. Pa.), multi-district litigation consolidating lawsuits brought by several thousand retired NFL players who suffer from long-term or permanent neurological or cognitive impairments as a result of head injuries they incurred during NFL play, and who allege the League hid from them the serious risks of repeated head trauma. She also serves as co-counsel for retired NFL players in Boyd v. NFL, No. 12-cv-92 (E.D. Pa.); Stabler v. NFL, No. 12-cv-4186 (E.D. Pa.); Chambers v. NFL (No. 12-cv-7153); and Spikes v. NFL, No. 12-cv-5606 (E.D. Pa.) which are pending before the MDL Court.
Ms. Kenney is also counsel for Plaintiffs in In re South African Apartheid Litigation, MDL 1499, alleging that multi-national corporations aided and abetted the commission of crimes against humanity by the security forces of the apartheid regime; In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2002 (E.D. Pa.), alleging egg producers and trade groups conspired to restrict the domestic supply of eggs and egg products; and In re Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2186 (D. Idaho), alleging potato growers and their trade groups conspired to restrict the domestic supply of potatoes.
Ms. Kenney joined the firm in 2009. From 2010 to 2011, she clerked for the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While attending the Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Kenney was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal, and was enrolled in the Center’s widely-respected Appellate Litigation Clinic, receiving the International Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Student Advocacy Award for her work on Lytes v. DC Water and Sewer Authority, No. 08-7002 (D.C. Cir. 2009), which she argued before the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Before obtaining her Juris Doctor, Ms. Kenney worked for many years in government affairs, including as a Senior Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, where she advocated for consumer interests before Congress and federal agencies and was widely quoted in the media on consumer issues; as Vice President of Domestic Affairs and Communications Director for the National Cooperative Business Association, representing consumer, producer, and purchasing cooperatives ; and as a legislative assistant on agriculture and food security for two United States Senators.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Political Science and Economics (with distinction), 1988
Georgetown University Law Center J.D., (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2009
District of Columbia
Affiliations & Honors
Georgetown Law Journal, staff member and editor of the Journal’s 2009 Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (2007-2009);
Recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, Georgetown’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, 2009