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Jennifer Janeira Nagle

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. 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’s 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, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, 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 also has substantial experience in class action defense and consumer finance litigation, defending businesses, including financial services institutions, in state and federal class actions lawsuits suits brought under federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as under common law theories of liability and various state unfair and deceptive acts and practices laws. 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.

In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Nagle also regularly advises clients in the area of restrictive covenants, including 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-chairperson 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 
    • 2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Canton Association of Parents and Teachers
    • Fundraising coordinator

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 loan modification programs.
  • Defense of national and regional mortgage lenders in class actions alleging violations of federal anti-kickback statute.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 corporation in various proceedings arising from purported factoring of accounts receivable and claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code.