Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov is a skilled commercial litigator and recognized leader on class certification issues who has successfully defended companies in the technology, consumer products, energy, and other industries. She is recognized for achieving several noteworthy rulings throughout the country and spearheaded one of the first efforts to exclude expert testimony at the class certification stage that led to a denial of class certification.

Jennifer often serves as national coordinating counsel for companies that face dozens or even thousands of similar lawsuits related to a product or alleged chemical exposure. In this role, she has formulated and implemented global strategies for achieving an effective, coordinated, and successful defense, including through the federal multidistrict litigation process, when appropriate. In the toxic tort area, Jennifer has defeated claims involving alleged groundwater, air, and soil contamination.

In addition, Jennifer has substantial experience handling high-stakes commercial disputes in areas such as: breach of contract, business torts, fiduciary duty and derivative claims, executive compensation, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, retaliation, whistleblower claims, dealer agreements, alleged fraud, and claims under the federal securities laws and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. She has particular experience resolving commercial disputes in areas subject to extensive state or federal regulation.

Jennifer chairs Steptoe’s Class Action practice, which includes dozens of lawyers across the firm’s US offices. She is a regular contributor to Steptoe’s Cyberlaw Podcast on class action matters impacting the technology industry.

As the former co-chair of Steptoe's Women's Forum, she organized a variety of programs to cultivate the unique perspectives of the firm's women lawyers and professionals.

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Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1994

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

B.A., summa cum laude
Class of 1991

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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Associate Member
Current

The Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association) is the leading national trade association for the cosmetic and personal care products industry and represents the most innovative names in beauty today. For more than 600 member companies, they are the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the personal care product industry. They are a leading and trusted source of information for and about the industry and a vocal advocate for consumer safety and continued access to new, innovative products.

Articles Editor
Prior

The Georgetown Journal of International Law is one of the nation's top resources for scholars and practitioners in the field of international law. Formerly known as Law and Policy in International Business, the Journal publishes an annual review and commentary on the U.S. Court of International Trade in the fall. In the final three issues of each volume, the Journal publishes a diverse range of material in the fields of public international law, private international law, transnational law, foreign relations law, and comparative law. In addition to its publications, the Journal sponsors an annual symposium on a topic of current prominence; recent topics have included Economic Sanctions, Corporate Responsibility and the Alien Tort Statute, International Cyberlaw, and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Career History
Partner
Current

Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP, a subsidiary of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, is a company headquartered in London, UK. The firm provides legal services.The company says this about itself: Steptoe's London office is at the heart of one of the world's leading financial centers. Our lawyers provide clients around the world with a range of legal services to achieve their most important business objectives in an increasingly complex and challenging world. We help clients facing multijurisdictional, cross-border challenges by providing them with access to lawyers who are fluent in a multitude of languages, including Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Swedish.

Co-Chair, Women's Forum
Tenure Unconfirmed

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a national Energy law firm in the US with 14 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Texas and West Virginia.It is ranked by Energy Law 360 as the 12th largest energy firm in the nation with over 300 lawyers in 40 practice area.The firm offers legal services to energy producers throughout the US. The firm has particular strengths in energy law, labor and employment law and litigation and has been top-ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of Corporate & Commercial, Litigation& General Commercial, Real Estate, Natural Resources and Labor & Employment.The firm was also ranked in the 100 largest US practices in the areas of employment, energy, and insurance.

Clerk
Prior

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey is a federal court in the Third Circuit. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established New Jersey as a single District on September 24, 1789. The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey holds court at Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse in Camden, at Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse in Newark, and Clarkson S. Fisher Building & U.S. Courthouse in Trenton.

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2011

Museum of Arts & Design is a nonprofit company headquartered in New York, NY. The firm operates museum.

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$500
2011

Senator from Rhode Island

$1,000
2008

Former President of United States

$500
2007

Former Senator from New York

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