Jennifer Thiem is a partner in the firm’s Charleston office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and insurance and risk management counseling.
In her commercial litigation practice, Jennifer has represented a diverse group of clients as plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts. Jennifer has represented clients with a variety of cases, including claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, trademark infringement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contract, deceptive trade practices and trade secret misappropriation. She also regularly represents consumer financial services institutions in litigation matters in state and federal courts in South Carolina.
Jennifer also provides insurance and risk management counseling for commercial policyholders. Jennifer has counseled clients with respect to coverage or potential claims under a variety of insurance policies, including general liability, directors and officers liability, professional liability, employers liability, representations and warranties and commercial property. With respect to representations and warranties insurance, Jennifer works collaboratively with deal counsel to represent publicly and privately-held companies in the placement and negotiation of representations and warranties insurance policies. Jennifer also works with real estate counsel in drafting and reviewing insurance and indemnification provisions.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer practiced business litigation as an associate at a regional law firm in Charleston.
- South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2015
- Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018-2021
- K&L Gates Firm Committees: Women in the Profession Committee; Pro Bono Coordinator, Charleston Office; Recruitment
- Porter-Gaud School, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee Member
- Leadership Charleston, Class of 2012
- Junior League of Charleston, 2006-2009
- Board of Visitors, Charleston Southern University, 2009-2012
- Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Business Development 2007-2008
- Representation of indigent clients in various pro bono matters, including participation in the Crisis Ministries Legal Clinic (2006-2008), assistance with domestic adoptions, serving as guardian ad litem in conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, and prosecution of § 1983 cases
- South Carolina Bar
- Charleston County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Panelist, Outside the Lines: Practical and Strategic Considerations in Avoiding, Prosecuting and Defending Against the Bad Faith Claim, American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice 27th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference
- Speaker, Cybersecurity: How to Prepare and Protect Your Company, January 2019
- Speaker, Starwood, Voya Financial Advisors and GDPR: What Corporate Practitioners Need to Know about Using Insurance for Cyber Liabilities, January 2019
- Moderator, iTs|SC Executive Speaker Series, Cybersecurity & Insurance, December 7, 2018
- Panelist, Crisis Management, K&L Gates Conversation Series, Charleston, SC, November 8, 2018
- Speaker, Preparedness for Natural Disasters, NSSGA Legal Symposium, March, 2018
- Speaker, Top Five Issues Busy Practitioners Should Know About Insurance, K&L Gates Breakfast Conversation, March, 2018
- Speaker, Transaction Liability Insurance: A Strategic Approach to Deal Risk Management, October 2017
- Speaker, Insurance Coverage: The Basics of What You Need to Know, K&L Gates Boardroom Conversation Series, September 2016
- Speaker, Additional Insured Coverage: Achieving Your Intended Risk Allocation, South Carolina Association of Corporate Counsel Midyear Meeting, June 2016
- Panelist, Cybersecurity: Managing the Risks, November 2014
- "Insurance Coverage Basics for Cyber Risks," South Carolina Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, 23 August 2019
- "Insurance for Cyber Risks in M&A Transactions," Lexis Practice Advisor, June 2018
- "Moving for a Judgment on the Merits During a Bench Trial, Fed. R. Civ. P. 52(c) and SCRCP 41(b)," SC Lawyer Magazine, March 2018
- "Planning for M&A Cybersecurity Risks," Deal Lawyers, Volume 12, No.1, January-February 2018
- “Facing the Fear of Fraud: The Rise of Senate Bill 555 After the Fall of Carolina Investors,” 55 S.C. L. Rev. 653, 2004