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Jennifer L. Bullard

Jennifer L. Bullard

Associate
Phone:612.672.3229
Fax:612.672.3200
Jennifer has wide-ranging experience handling complex legal cases and defending manufacturers of medical devices, consumer products, recreational vehicles, industrial equipment, sporting equipment, and sophisticated chemical products. Jennifer's product liability practice encompasses all aspects of the case, from answering complaints and writing dispositive motions to taking depositions, drafting pretrial motions and jury instructions, and ultimately, taking cases to trial. She has also worked closely with clients and government regulators on reporting and product recall issues and has represented long-term care facilities in wrongful death and personal injury claims.

Jennifer currently serves as national counsel for a medical device manufacturer as well as a specialty footwear company. Adept at managing large portfolios of high-value litigation, Jennifer has handled litigation in 25+ states and negotiated the resolution of large volumes of claims on a national scale for multiple clients. Jennifer approaches each case with an eye toward efficient resolution while maintaining a keen focus on defense strategy should the case go to trial. As such, Jennifer has extensive experience developing and bolstering factual and legal defenses through depositions of plaintiffs, fact witnesses and experts. Jennifer takes pride in her ability to cultivate valued client relationships, and to quickly acquire the knowledge and insights necessary to help guide the company and product’s legal narrative. 

In addition to her casework, Jennifer has spoken frequently on the topics of preemption and indemnification as well on defense strategies to combat plaintiffs' evolving reptilian tactics. Prior to Bowman and Brooke, Jennifer worked in-house at Best Buy on their commercial litigation team where she handled a wide variety of high-exposure litigation including class actions, product liability lawsuits, patent infringement claims and governmental relations.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Wisconsin, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2010
    with honors
  • Boston College, B.A., 2007
    cum laude

Professional Associations

    • American Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • TeamWomenMN
      —Board Member, 2018
      —Chair of the Young Professionals Advisory Board, 2015 — 2017
    • Wisconsin State Bar Association

Distinctions

    • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine
      —Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, Rising Stars, 2018
    • Minnesota Lawyer
      —Up & Coming Attorney, 2015
    • Super Lawyers Magazine 
      —Minnesota Rising Stars, 2017 — 2018

Recent Verdicts & Case Studies


CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Speaking Engagements

  • “Sales Force Training - Safe and Appropriate Communication,” Presenter, Client Webinar, October 2018
  • "Practical Advice from Your Outside Counsel," Co-Presenter, Client Seminar, September 2018
  • "Practical Tips for Young Lawyers on Working with In House Counsel," Co-Presenter, DRI Product Liability Conference, February 2018
  • "Evaluation of Regulatory and Litigation Trends for ORV Manufacturers," Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Client Presentation, November 2016
  • "Emerging Claims and Current Litigation Involving On-Road Two and Three Wheel Motorcycles," Co-Presenter, Client Presentation, November 2015

Publications

  • "Wisconsin Adopts Proportionality and Mandatory Disclosure of Third-Party Litigation Financing," Co-Author, Client Alert, April 2018
  • "Supreme Court Declines Invitation to Reject the Use of Statistical Evidence in Class Actions," Co-Author, Client Alert, March 2016