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Jennifer H. Thiem

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 has experience in real estate litigation, including lease disputes, foreclosures and other real estate disputes relating to financial services.  

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, 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. After closing, Jennifer also assists clients pursue claims under their representations and warranties insurance policies and contractual indemnification claims against sellers. 

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
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Commercial Litigation, 2018-2024
  • K&L Gates Firm Committees: Women in the Profession Committee; Pro Bono Coordinator, Charleston Office; Recruitment
  • Porter-Gaud School, Board of Trustees, 2016-2022
  • 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
  • “Smooth Sailing Eclipses Choppy Waters: Navigating Insurance Law Ethical Issues Successfully,” myLawCLE, 17 January 2024
  • Speaker, Exploring the ESG + RWI Connection, Linkedin Live, June 2023
  • Speaker, Transactional Risk Insurance: Market Overview & Trending Topics, November 2022
  • Speaker, Materiality Matters in M&A, Videocast/Podcast, October 2022
  • 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
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  • Cyber Caveat Emptor,, 3 May 2021
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