Jennifer is a member of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation group. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Jennifer served as a Signals Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army and worked as a Senior Intelligence Analyst, Target Analyst Reporter, and Deputy Division Chief at the National Security Agency (NSA) of over 40 joint-service military and civilian personnel. She also served as lead NSA representative on two deployments to overseas locations. 

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As a member of Butler Snow’s Data Privacy Team, Jennifer advises clients on a variety of data privacy issues, including drafting effective policies to ensure compliance with a variety of state, federal, and international data privacy laws. Her recent experience includes assisting with independent investigations, as well as overseeing and counseling the City of Memphis as part of a federally-appointed independent monitor responsible for ensuring compliance with the Kendrick Consent Decree.

She frequently writes and speaks on technology and criminal law topics.  Recent publications include “Virginia’s Privacy Law: A Primer,” BizLitNews Blog, March 2021 and “The Increased Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Prisoners Justifies Early Release: And the Wider Implications of This for Sentencing – Reducing Most Prison Terms Due to the Harsh Incidental Consequences of Prison,” 48 Pepp. L. Rev. 121 (2021).  She has also volunteered for the University of Tennessee College of Law Wills Clinic and Law Expungement Clinic.

She obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her B.A., with honors, from American Military University in Intelligence Studies. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee and currently serves as co-chair of the Memphis Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2020

Civic Involvement

  • University of Tennessee College of Law Wills Clinic, Fall 2019
  • University of Tennessee College of Law Expungement Clinic, Fall 2017

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2020
    • The Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s List (High Honors)
    • Tennessee Law Review, Managing Editor
    • Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, Research Editor
    • Law Women
    • Vols for Vets
    • University of Tennessee Student Conduct Board, Member
    • Lexis Certification
    • Title IX Internship (Fall 2018) 
  • American Military University, B.A., Intelligence Studies, Concentration: Intelligence Analysis, with honors, 2010

Experience

  • Secured a favorable civil settlement on client’s behalf in case involving personal property damage of nearly $70,000.
  • Oversees and counsels the City of Memphis as part of federally-appointed independent monitor responsible for ensuring compliance with the Kendrick Consent Decree. Provides legal analysis and feedback on various issues key to monitoring compliance with the Kendrick Consent Decree and Orders issued by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
  • Represents the City of Memphis in case involving an inverse condemnation claim. Played a pivotal role in securing a motion to strike improper pleadings by providing legal analysis and arguing the motion before the Shelby County Circuit Court.
  • Represents business entity in defending against personal injury claim following vehicle accident.
  • Served as Deputy Division Chief of over 40 joint-service military and civilian personnel while employed at NSA.
  • Researched, analyzed, authored, and edited numerous intelligence reports while employed at NSA and while serving in the U.S. Army.
  • Developed and provided impactful briefings for senior leadership, including NSA Director, while employed at NSA and while serving in the U.S. Army.
  • Served as a lead NSA representative on two deployments to overseas locations.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​Co-Author, "U.S. Privacy Law: Past, Present and Future," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 14, No. 3, September 2021.
  • Co-Author, “Virginia’s Privacy Law: A Primer,” BizLitNews Blog, March 2021.
  • Co-Author, “Prison Abolition: From Naïve Idealism to Technological Pragmatism,” 111 J. Crim. L. & Criminology, forthcoming 2021.
  • Co-Author, “A Fresh Approach to What It Means to Be a Religious Refugee,” 48 Pepp. L. Rev., forthcoming 2021.
  • Co-Author, “LESS PRISON TIME MATTERS: A Roadmap to Reducing the Discriminatory Impact of the Sentencing System Against African Americans and Indigenous Australians,” Ga. St. U. L. Rev., forthcoming 2021.
  • Co-Author, “The Increased Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Prisoners Justifies Early Release: And the Wider Implications of This for Sentencing – Reducing Most Prison Terms Due to the Harsh Incidental Consequences of Prison,” 48 Pepp. L. Rev. 121 (2021).
  • Panelist, “Diploma Privilege, Virtual Testing, and the 2020 Tennessee Bar Exam,” Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court Program, Oct. 2020.
  • Co-Author, “The Cruelty of Supermax Detention and the Case for a Hard-Time Sentencing Discount: A Pragmatic Solution to a Moral Shortcoming Which Is Otherwise Unlikely to Be Fixed,” 60 Santa Clara L. Rev. 101, 2020.