Jennifer Selendy, a founding partner of Selendy Gay Elsberg, has been selected by the National Law Journal as one of its 2022 Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar, an accolade under the publication’s Elite Trial Lawyers awards.
Jennifer Selendy represents plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes trials, arbitrations, and investigations and is frequently tapped to lead the firm’s largest and most complex matters. With over a dozen trials under her belt, she has developed deep expertise in antitrust, bankruptcy, RICO, and financial products litigation.
This accolade recognizes, among other matters, Jennifer's lead role in Audax Credit Opportunities Offshore Ltd., et al. v. TMK Haw Parent, Corp., et al., in which she represented an ad hoc group of term lenders in New York Supreme Court. The group alleged that defendants TriMark, its equity sponsors, and several of its other lenders violated the governing credit agreement by issuing new senior debt that effectively turned plaintiffs’ first-lien debt into third-lien debt and by issuing new “super senior” debt without inviting plaintiffs to participate. Plaintiffs alleged that the credit agreement did not allow defendants to amend it without their consent or to strip them of their pro rata and priority payment rights. In August 2021, the Court rejected defendants’ motions to dismiss plaintiffs’ contract claims. In January 2022, the parties settled the case, with TriMark allowing the former first-lien lenders to exchange their debt for new “super senior” debt and to pay all lenders’ attorneys’ fees.
Jennifer’s leadership has been recognized by a variety of publications, including Corporate Counsel, which named her 2020’s “Managing Partner of the Year,” and the New York Law Journal, which lists her among 2020’s "Distinguished Leaders." Crain’s has twice named her one of the “100 Notable Women in Law.”
She has served as the Chair of the Board of the National Center of Law and Economic Justice, co-founded the Speyer Legacy School, and recently helped launch the Thirty Birds Foundation to evacuate Hazara high school girls from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.