Company: Jenner & Block LLP
Position: Partner and Chair, Hospitality Practice
Lawyer and advisor to hospitality brands and operators.
Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court; Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia; American Bar Association; American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Harvard Law School (J.D.); University of Southern California (B.A.)
Successful representation of brands and operators in lawsuits, arbitrations, and appeals. Recent wins include securing dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a hotel management company by a joint venture partner and co-owner; prevailing on all claims in an arbitration on behalf of a hotel management company against the hotel owner; securing an injunction requiring an owner to fund working capital pursuant to a hotel management agreement; and winning dismissal with prejudice of numerous consumer class actions brought against hotel management companies on a range of issues, including data security and disclosure of resort fees. Experience also includes advising brands and operators on compliance with regulatory and legal obligations regarding data privacy and security, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and consumer protection laws, and managing crises with a regulatory or legal component.