Jeannine joined the firm upon its inception in 2009, and her practice focuses primarily on private enforcement of federal and state antitrust laws.
Jeannine brings to her legal work nearly two decades of experience in public policy spanning a wide range of legislative and regulatory fields, including agriculture, food safety, telecommunications, and financial services, among others, advocating for the public interest and consumers. For nearly five years, she worked as a legislative assistant for two United States Senators. As a Senior Policy Analyst for Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, she advocated for consumer interests before Congress and federal agencies, testifying before congressional committees, appearing as a speaker at Federal Trade Commission events, and presenting oral and written testimony to federal regulatory agencies. Jeannine also served as an appointed member of two federal advisory committees related to pesticide safety. Between stints at Consumers Union, she served as the Vice President of Domestic Affairs for the National Cooperative Business Association, representing member-owned consumer, producer, and purchasing cooperatives. From 2010 to 2011, Jeannine clerked for the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Jeannine is adept and experienced in managing all aspects and phases of e-discovery, the complex process of discovering and producing electronically stored information (ESI). She routinely navigates detailed, complex and contentious ESI issues from dispute to resolution, including briefing and arguing e-discovery motions when necessary. A member of the Sedona Conference’s Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, Jeannine counsels Hausfeld’s litigation teams in negotiations relating to preservation, search, and production of ESI in cases often involving dozens of defendants, negotiates ESI search terms, technology assisted review (predictive coding) methodologies, and database disclosures and productions, and manages complex document reviews using advanced review analytics to speed discovery.
Jeannine’s clients range a gamut of industries and include payors of generic drugs, direct purchasers of eggs and potatoes, insurance subscribers, and student athletes, among others.
In re Wawa, Inc. Data Security Litigation – Jeannine serves as court-appointed Interim Co-lead Counsel in In re Wawa Data Security Litigation (No. 19-cv-6019, E.D. Pa.) for a proposed class of financial institutions alleging the convenience-store chain’s negligence resulted in a massive data breach, compromising more than 30 million payment cards used at up to 850 store locations on the East Coast.
Georgetown University Law Center J.D., (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Political Science and Economics (with distinction), 1988
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
District of Columbia
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
District Court for the District of Columbia
Member, Advisory Board, Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute
Georgetown Law Journal, staff member and editor of the Journal’s 2009 Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, 2007-2009
Member, Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production
Jeannine educates other practitioners on e-discovery realities, serving as a faculty coach to participants in Georgetown University’s intensive eDiscovery Training Academy, and speaking at conferences regarding the complexities and ethical quandaries involved in the search for and production of ESI and the importance of cooperation among the parties.
Jeannine has been widely quoted in print media, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and USA Today, and has appeared on national cable and broadcast programs on consumer issues ranging from anticompetitive mergers, unfair consumer services contracts, consumer access to competitive and affordable telecommunications services, and financial privacy.
Jeannine Kenney, Nathaniel C. Giddings, and Theodore DiSalvo, "Hindsight Proportionality is an Illogical and Meaningless Idea," Law 360 (July 23, 2019)
Co-authored a chapter on technology assisted review—advanced methodologies used to more effectively and efficiently locate responsive ESI—to appear in the American Bar Association’s publication, Perspectives on Predictive Coding.
William P. Butterfield & Jeannine Kenney, Reality Bites: Why TAR’s Promises Have Yet to be Fulfilled, Perspectives in Predictive Coding, American Bar Association, 2016 (Jason R. Baron et al, eds).
Jeannine Kenney & Kristen Ward Broz, Supreme Court to Hear Appeal on Antitrust Liability and Trade Association Membership, Aug. 2016, Lexology.
Jeannine Kenney, Courts determine that non-cash consideration is subject to antitrust scrutiny under Actavis, Oct. 2015, Lexology.
William P. Butterfield, Conor R. Crowley & Jeannine Kenney, Reality Bites: Why [Technology Assisted Review’s] Promises Have Yet to be Fulfilled, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law, Discovery of Electronically Stored Information Workshop, Presented June 14, 2013. Read here
Faculty, The Sedona Conference 2020 eDiscovery Negotiation Training (eDNT) program, February 2020
Faculty, Fifth Annual (2019) Judicial Training Symposium, hosted by the Federal Judicial Center and Electronic Discovery Institute, October 2019
Dialogue leader, “Hot Button Issues in Negotiating ESI Protocols,” The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting, October 2019
Presenter, "Hot Topics with ESI Protocols," Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, September 2019
Panelist, "Perspectives on the Impact of the 2015 Rule 25 Amendments," The Duke Law Bolch Judicial Institute's Distinguished Lawyers Conference on Evaluating the 2015 Rule 26 Discovery-Proportionality Amendments and Bolch-Duke Guidelines and Best Practices, June 2019
Panelist, "TAR Unstuck: Choosing the Right Tool, Using It Wisely, and Negotiating an Effective TAR Protocol," Eighth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference, March 2019
Faculty, The Sedona Conference 2019 eDiscovery Negotiation Training (eDNT) program, February 2019, Washington, D.C.
Moderator, "Food Supply Chains: Integration, Globalization, and What it Means for Competition and Stability," American Antitrust Institute Food and Agriculture Competition Roundtable, Madison, WI, December 2018
Faculty, Fourth Annual (2018) Judicial Training Symposium, hosted by the Federal Judicial Center and Electronic Discovery Institute, November 2018
Presenter, "Coaches Corner," Georgetown University Law Center eDiscovery Training Academy, 2016, 2017
Faculty E- Discovery Coach, Georgetown University Law Center eDiscovery Training Academy, 2015- 2017
Panelist, "Engaging the Disinterested Judge," Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute, Nov. 2017
Panelist, "Game On: Ethics & eDiscovery," Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute, Nov. 2016
Panelist, "Agriculture & Food Litigation Roundup: Updates and Perspectives on Active Antitrust Cases in the Agriculture and Food Sectors," American Bar Association (2015 and 2016)
Panelist, "Where Does the Buck Stop? The Latest in Cost Shifting," Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute, Nov. 2016
Panelist, "Essential Checklist for E-Discovery," D.C. Bar CLE Program, May 2015
Speaker, “So How Exactly is Plaintiffs’ Side E-Discovery Practice Different?,” D.C. Bar E-Discovery Committee Meeting, Jan. 2015
Panelist, ESI Discovery, NCLC Consumer Class Action Symposium, 2013
Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Hausfeld Lawyers Spanning Both Coasts and Multiple Practice Areas
Hausfeld Honored with the Pro Bono Award of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Fifteen Hausfeld Lawyers Named to Lawdragon Plaintiff Financial Lawyer Guide 2019
Hausfeld and Co-Counsel Win Public Justice’s 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
Hausfeld Names Jeannine M. Kenney Partner
Hausfeld Announces $75 Million Settlement with Michael Foods in Eggs Antitrust Litigation
Supreme Court to Hear Appeal on Antitrust Liability and Trade Association Membership
Courts Determine That Non-Cash Consideration Is Subject To Antitrust Scrutiny Under Actavis