Commercial litigator Jennifer Tudor Wright has a wide variety of experience, but her passion is product liability, including drug and medical device litigation. She focuses in the areas of e-discovery and document management, and serves as a legal hold adviser for companies, including those in the Fortune 100.
Jennifer’s commercial litigation experience includes product liability and drug and medical device litigation; employment and contract disputes; antitrust actions; creditor’s rights; premises liability; and copyright and trademark infringement. As part of her product liability practice, Jennifer has worked on cases protecting manufacturers’ and sellers’ rights across multiple industries – from home appliances to recreational vehicles to medical devices – in state and federal courts throughout the United States, with a focus on multidistrict litigation (MDL). Jennifer’s MDL experience includes assisting with a case involving over 8,500 plaintiffs that spanned several years and international boundaries for one of the firm’s major clients.
Over the last decade, Jennifer has also developed deep experience in the area of e-discovery and document management. In 2016, she was selected by a multinational Fortune 50 company for a secondment in its legal department. Her primary role involved working with the company to overhaul its legal hold distribution strategy. When the secondment ended in 2017, the company retained Jennifer as its primary legal hold adviser and she continues in this capacity.
Jennifer has managed virtually all aspects of discovery in the single plaintiff, multiparty and multidistrict litigation (MDL) contexts, including leading legal hold implementation and ongoing management, developing preservation strategies incorporating IT and HR functions, selecting and managing vendors, identifying and forensically collecting custodial and noncustodial data, training, overseeing and conducting quality control of large and diverse review teams, aiding in validation and production, coordinating nonparty discovery, taking and defending lay and expert depositions, working with experts to develop case-specific reports, and preparing exhibits for trial.
Jennifer also works with corporate executives to build comprehensive information governance programs, including record retention, defensible disposition, litigation hold management, communication management and preservation. She meets with key client personnel to analyze their business needs and prepare customized retention schedules and document retention and destruction policies. In addition, Jennifer assists in developing company-specific legal hold checklists and tracking mechanisms, as well as educates, trains and advises teams of professionals to implement such policies.
While in law school, she served as a law clerk for the legal department at Finish Line Inc. and an intern for the Honorable Edward W. Najam, Jr. of the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Professional and Community Involvement
Chair, Indianapolis Bar Association E-discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section
Invited participant, The Sedona Conference International Legal Holds Brainstorming Group
Member, Women in Ediscovery, Indianapolis Chapter
Class of 2009 Representative, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Invited participant and graduate, Indianapolis Bar Associate Bar Leader Series, 2017-2018 (Class XV)
Graduate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Building Trial Skills, 2017
Former chair, Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Co-chair, Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis Hiring Committee
Former board member and secretary, Fort-4-Fitness, Inc.
Graduate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Building Deposition Skills, 2013
Former board member and chair, Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student Division
President, Delta Delta Delta, Indiana University
Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2019
Indianapolis Bar Association Distinguished Leadership Award, 2017
Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2016
Indianapolis Bar Association President’s Award for Service to the IndyBar, 2016
The Indiana Lawyer Leadership In Law: Up and Coming Lawyer, 2016
Junior Achievement Indy’s Best and Brightest, law category, 2016 finalist
Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student of the Year, 2008
Indiana University - Bloomington Indianapolis Alumnae Panhellenic Outstanding Senior of the Year Award, 2006