Jennifer A. Cormier

Jennifer A. Cormier Partner

P 415 527 2805 M 415 606 1820 F 415 512 6791
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 complex litigation with an emphasis on representing defendants in the toxic tort arena. 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 National Coordinating Counsel, Settlement Counsel, as well as local counsel. She recently expanded her practice to defend businesses sued under California’s Child Victims Act.

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

A significant part of Jennifer's practice is devoted to the strategic negotiation of settlements for clients in the areas of asbestos, toxic torts, and sexual molestation claims. In this role, she has successfully negotiated more than a thousand favorable resolutions for her clients for over 20 years. Jennifer recently completed a rigorous mediation training program “Mediating The Litigated Case” offered by the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.

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. Beyond her legal work, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the Mill Valley Soccer Club where she focuses on fundraising to support scholarships for young athletes. She is an active member of MG+M Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Jennifer served on the Board of Directors for the League to Save Lake Tahoe for six years from 2012 to 2018.

Recognition

Involvement

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Member
  • California Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Mill Valley Soccer Club, Board Member, 2019 - Present
  • League to Save Lake Tahoe, Board Member, 2012 - 2018
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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