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Jennifer Janeira Nagle

Fax +1.617.261.3175
Ms. Nagle is a commercial litigator with a demonstrated focus on working with clients to build dispute resolution strategies that balance advocacy and pragmatism. Ms. Nagle has considerable experience across industries and legal practice areas, including in the areas of commercial contracts, employment and quasi-employment relationships, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, and federal and state consumer protection laws. Ms. Nagle has extensively practiced in Federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as in various mediation and arbitration settings (including before international arbitral tribunals).

Ms. Nagle also has substantial expertise in class action defense having personally defended businesses, including financial services institutions, in dozens of state and federal class action lawsuits brought under federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as well as under common law theories of liability and various state unfair and deceptive acts and practices laws. Ms. Nagle regularly continues to represent and advise businesses to develop and implement effective class action strategies.

As a complement to Ms. Nagle’s significant experience managing employment related disputes, Ms. Nagle also regularly advises clients in the area of restrictive covenants, including as to compliance with state laws, assessment of hiring and separation risks, and strategic analysis related to enforcement of restrictive covenants through dispute resolution or resort to litigation.

Ms. Nagle is an active member of the firm’s global Women in the Profession Committee, chairperson of the Boston office’s chapter of the committee, and co-chair of a committee taskforce directed at promoting women in the legal workplace.

Professional Background

Ms. Nagle joined K&L Gates in September of 2007.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
    • Member, 2017 to present
    • 2018 Mid-Year Meeting Planning Committee; Programming Subcommittee
    • 2019 Challenge Club Member
  • Canton Association of Parents and Teachers
    • Special events, fundraising coordinator
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
    • Troop Leader

Speaking Engagements

  • Consumer Finance 101: What Every Business Should Know, K&L Gates LLP Webinar Presentation (April 2018)
  • Consumer Finance for Fintech Start-Ups, Boston University TechConnect 2018: The Future of Money, Live Presentation (February 16, 2018)
  • Impact of Regulatory Actions on Private Litigation; Consumer Financial Services Litigation Hot Topics, 2017 Consumer Financial Services Symposium, Live Presentation (December 4, 2017).
  • The Mortgage Lifecycle: Litigation Hotspots From Origination Through Foreclosure, K&L Gates LLP Webinar Presentation (February 24, 2016).
  • Defense of global, national, and regional companies in state and federal court litigation arising from employment relationships and restrictive covenants, including claims for breach of contract, unfair and deceptive acts practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, and class action and individual wage act violations.
  • Defense of national company in state court litigation alleging breach of multi-million dollar real estate development contract.
  • Defense of national company in a series of class actions alleging violations of various federal and state consumer protection statutes, including California's Unfair Competition Law, as well as various state common law claims, including for breach of contract, negligence, and promissory estoppel, arising out of claims turning on the implementation of federal loan modification programs.
  • Defense of national and regional mortgage lenders in various class actions alleging violations of federal anti-kickback statute (including successful negotiation and administration of various class action settlements).
  • Defense of national companies across various industry categories in class actions alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
  • Represent international company as claimant in international arbitration alleging breach of contract and trade dress violations against foreign entity.
  • Represent various international companies as plaintiffs in federal court litigation alleging trademark infringement.
  • Defense of corporation in various proceedings arising from purported factoring of accounts receivable and claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Restrictive Covenant Advisory/Counseling
  • Provide ongoing counseling and drafting assistance to Fortune 500 company regarding national restrictive covenant policies, enforcement, and dispute resolution.
  • Counsel various national companies on restrictive covenant hiring risks and associated risk management strategies.
  • For Fortune 500 client, survey national restrictive covenant law changes and prepare and execute strategy for revising agreements impacting thousands of U.S. employees.