Jennifer A. Cormier

Jennifer A. Cormier Partner

P 415 527 2805 M 415 606 1820
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
201 Spear Street, 18th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Overview

Jennifer A. Cormier is a partner in the San Francisco office of MG+M. Her practice focuses on environmental litigation with an emphasis on representing asbestos defendants. Throughout her career, she has successfully represented manufacturers, distributors, contractors and premises owners in multiple-party litigation involving exposure to a variety of toxins. She has extensive experience in overseeing and managing nationally recognized companies as both national coordinating counsel and local counsel. A significant part of Jennifer's practice is devoted to the strategic negotiation of settlements for clients in the areas of asbestos and toxic torts. In this role, she has successfully negotiated more than a thousand favorable resolutions for her clients for over 20 years.

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Louisiana
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1993
  • University of Delaware, B.A. cum laude, 1990

Prior to joining MG+M, Jennifer was a partner in a San Francisco based law firm, leading their asbestos practice. She also served as Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Department of Justice where she specialized in consumer fraud with an emphasis on protecting the elderly.

A Pennsylvania native, Jennifer received her J.D from Louisiana State University and B.S from the University of Delaware. She is admitted to practice in California, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. Jennifer resides just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley, California with her husband and their two daughters. Beyond her legal work, Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for the League to Save Lake Tahoe for six years from 2012 to 2018. She is also currently volunteering with Kids in Need of Defense, a pro bono organization that helps protect unaccompanied children entering the US immigration system alone, ensuring that no child appears in court without an attorney.

Recognition

Involvement

  • California Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Queen's Bench Bar Association of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • League to Save Lake Tahoe, Board Member, 2012 - Present
News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium: “The Corporate Representative Most Knowledgeable” (2018)
  • Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference: "Golden Times in the Golden State: An Update on the California Litigation" (2016)
  • Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook: Judges Roundtable (2015)
  • Medicare and Medicaid's Impact on Litigation" (2014)
  • "Medicare Secondary Payor Liability: What You Need to Know for Handling Third-Party Claims in Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation", Webinar (2014)
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference: "Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation" (Panel Moderator) (2014)
  • "HarrisMartin California Asbestos Litigation Conference Panel: Making the Most of Settlement Conferences – Tips and Requests from the Court" (2012)
  • "The Art of the Tender" (2012)
  • "Getting the Most Out of Your Negotiations" (2011)
  • "Asbestos Litigation Panel" (Panel Member) (2011)
  • "HB Asbestos Litigation West Coast Crash Course & Webcast: Best Practices in the Brave New World of MMSEA "How to Comply Ethically" (2010)
  • "Recent Developments in California Asbestos and Toxic Tort Litigation" (2010)

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