Jenny Covington’s practice focuses on the defense of product liability, class action, mass tort, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. She represents well-known medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in high-profile claims, often involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. She also has experience defending numerous automotive and consumer product manufacturers. Jenny has chaired four complex trials, assisted with other major product liability trials and defended numerous appeals.
Of her notable assignments, Jenny played a key role in the California JCCP infusion pump litigation, including a bellwether trial. She has defended Class I, II and III medical device products such as infusion pumps and related products, implantable cardiac care devices, HA gels, mesh products, light source therapy devices, cryoablation therapy devices, blood product storage units and cold therapy units, to name a few. Part of her medical device practice also focuses on issues in general causation, specific causation, preemption and medication administration errors. Jenny’s undergraduate degree in Microbiology provides a strong foundation for this work.
Additionally, Jenny represents clients in matters regarding arbitration and mediation, as well as advising clients on how to avoid litigation and minimizing potential risk.
While attending law school, Jenny interned with Chief Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff and Judge John Corbett O'Meara, both judges serving at the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to law school, she worked at the Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit as an Executive Research Assistant to the Chief Scientific Office.