Jenna A. Hudson

Partner

Jenna Hudson’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and dispute resolution. She has represented policyholders in both federal and state trial courts with respect to a wide range of insurance coverage matters, including bodily injury and property damage, food-contamination, toxic tort, and directors and officers coverage. Jenna also advises post-bankruptcy trusts in the recovery of insurance proceeds.

Jenna currently is involved in nationwide efforts to stem and turn the tide of the opioid epidemic. She represents in litigation multiple states’ attorneys general and multiple sovereign Indian tribes that assert that the prescription opioid industry caused and fueled the opioid crisis. She also is applying her insurance experience to determine the extent to which insurance may be available to fund solutions to the opioid crisis. Finally, Jenna is involved actively in settlement discussions between plaintiffs and the prescription opioid industry – including where the firm represents neither party, but has been asked to lend its unique experience negotiating major historical settlements on behalf of corporate clients to resolve this widespread and devastating crisis.

Representative Matters

  • Jenna represents one of the world’s largest safety equipment manufacturers in litigation against, and negotiations with, nearly thirty insurance companies concerning coverage for alleged mass torts. Through the course of Jenna’s involvement, this client has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage.
  • Jenna advises and negotiates on behalf of post-bankruptcy trusts concerning coverage for predecessor companies’ asbestos-related and other liabilities. As a result of the firm’s representations and Jenna’s involvement, these Trusts have and continue to successfully obtain insurance funding.
  • Jenna and other members of the firm successfully secured coverage for insurance claims arising from allegedly tainted peanut butter on behalf of a Fortune 500 food company.
  • Jenna’s active pro bono practice has repeatedly qualified her for the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. She has co-authored nearly a dozen amicus curiae briefs to appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Those briefs have concerned the Affordable Care Act, fair housing, voting rights, affirmative action, and reproductive rights. She also works extensively with FAIR Girls, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that seeks to prevent the exploitation of women and girls aged eleven to twenty-four.

Education

  • 2010 – J.D., American University Washington College of Law
    • cum laude
  • 2006 – B.A., The George Washington University
    • cum laude

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Cherokee Nation
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, current
  • ABA Sections on Women in Products Liability and Women in Litigation, current
  • Landlord and Tenant and Small Claims and Conciliation Division, D.C., Student Attorney, Law Students in Court, 2009-2010
  • The Administrative Law Review Editorial Board Award, 2010
  • Selected as a Washington, DC Rising Star (Super Lawyers), 2018-2019