Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt LLP

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Jennifer B. Wieland

Partner

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Professional Profile

Jennifer’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with significant experience in intellectual property and class action defense. Jennifer’s current and recent matters involve defending clients in consumer class actions, wage-and-hour class actions, trade secret misappropriation claims, consumer lawsuits concerning automobile advertising and financial services industry litigation. She has successfully obtained dismissal or summary judgment in cases around the country, including California, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. She then spent two years in Washington, D.C., as a legal assistant at Covington & Burling before enrolling at the University of Virginia School of Law, from which she graduated in 2002. While at UVA Law, she served as an Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review and was a founding member and Executive Editor of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. She also published a Note in the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics entitled “Death of Publius: Toward a World Without Anonymous Speech,” which was cited in 2010 in an amicus brief presented to the United States Supreme Court.

Upon graduation, Jennifer clerked for the Hon. Lourdes G. Baird in the Central District of California and then went on to the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins where she practiced in both the Litigation and Environmental Departments. Jennifer relocated to the Kansas City area in 2005 and spent three years at Blackwell Sanders in the Education and Litigation Departments where she represented public school districts and independent schools in matters ranging from civil rights litigation to contract disputes to tort claims. She also defended employee lawsuits and investigated charges of discrimination and harassment, and has significant experience and training regarding participation in the federal E-Rate program. She has conducted training of employees regarding compliance and employment matters.

Jennifer joined Berkowitz Oliver in 2008 and became a partner in 2013. A mother of three, she keeps busy outside the office attending her children’s school and sports events and supporting the Virginia Cavaliers.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2002)
    • Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review
    • Executive Editor, Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
  • University of Virginia (B.A., Government, with distinction, 1997)

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Missouri, 2005
  • Kansas, 2006
  • California, 2002
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U. S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U. S District Court, Central District of California

Publications

  • “Death of Publius: Toward a World Without Anonymous Speech,”Virginia Journal of Law and Politics (2002).

Clerk Experience

  • Clerked for the Hon. Lourdes G. Baird in the Central District of California

Professional Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association