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Jennifer Janeira Nagle

Partner
+1.617.951.9197
Fax +1.617.261.3175
Ms. Nagle focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, serving as counsel for companies involved in disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Her procedural and substantive experience crosses industries and legal practice areas. Ms. Nagle has assisted companies with litigation and associated risk assessment at various stages of the business lifecycle, including litigation concerning business deals/contracts, employment and quasi-employment relationships, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, product liability, and federal and state consumer protection issues, among others. She handles all aspects of litigation including injunction hearings, motion practice, discovery (including complex electronic discovery), evidentiary hearings, bench and jury trials, and post-trial practice. In addition, she assists clients with early resolution efforts, settlement negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations (domestic and international). Ms. Nagle works with her clients to develop litigation strategies that balance advocacy and pragmatism, with a focus on achieving the best end result for the business.

Ms. Nagle has substantial expertise in class action defense, regularly defending companies in class actions across the country. She regularly manages complex class discovery, class certification motion practice, and class action settlements. Through her class action practice in particular, Ms. Nagle is well versed in complex discovery, including extensive fact-finding and interviews, written discovery, deposition practice, and the management of the preservation, collection, and production of electronically stored information.

Ms. Nagle also has extensive experience representing financial services institutions and other business entities in suits under various federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), as well as in suits alleging unfair and deceptive practices claims under state consumer protection statutes such as Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A.

Ms. Nagle is a member of the firmwide Women in the Profession Committee, as well as the chairperson of the Women in the Profession group in the firm’s Boston office.

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 

Speaking Engagements

  • 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 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 implementation of a federal assistance program.
  • Defense of national company in state court litigation alleging breach of real estate development contract.
  • Represent international company as claimant in international arbitration alleging breach of contract and trade dress violations against foreign entity.
  • Represent international company as plaintiff in federal court litigation alleging trademark infringement.
  • Defense of various national companies in state and federal court litigations arising from employment relationships and restrictive covenants, including claims for breach of contract, unfair and deceptive practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, and wage act violations.
  • Defense of national and regional mortgage lenders in class actions alleging violations of federal anti-kickback statute.
  • Defense of and counsel to national lender in connection with government inquiries concerning bankruptcy servicing practices and negotiations with the Executive Office of the United States Trustees.
  • Defense of corporation in various proceedings arising from purported factoring of accounts receivable and claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Defense of national companies in various industries in class actions alleging violations of the TCPA in connection with allegations of phone calls or text messages placed to borrowers without proper consent.
  • Defense of national company in class action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and state consumer protection statutes arising from standard invoicing procedures.
  • Represent company in federal court litigation against former employee, alleging breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and interference with contractual relations.
  • Defense of national fitness equipment manufacturer in state proceedings arising from purported manufacturing defects.