Jennifer Selendy, founding partner of Selendy Gay Elsberg, has been named Litigator of the Year by International Finance Law Review. Part of IFLR’s Women in Business Law Awards ceremony, the honor recognizes leading lawyers for the complexity of their work and their advocacy, influence, and thought leadership.
International Finance Law Review chose Jennifer because of her notable successes as a litigator across many areas of private law, and for her extensive leadership and service in the public interest.
Jennifer has led a number of major representations for the firm, including in precedent-setting cases for lender groups excluded from liability management transactions in TriMark, TPC, and Mitel. Her recent work and victories have positioned Selendy Gay Elsberg as a leading firm for lender-on-lender disputes. Currently, Jennifer is conflicts counsel to the UCC in the Celsius bankruptcy and co-leads the firm’s representation of Fortis in a $1+ billion earn-out dispute with Johnson & Johnson regarding robotically-assisted surgical devices.
The award further distinguishes Jennifer’s leadership in the pro bono sphere, particularly as a co-founder of 30 Birds Foundation, a nonprofit providing support to Afghan girls and their families fleeing the Taliban, and as a co-founder of the Speyer Legacy School, an independent K-8 school for gifted children that focuses on identifying and educating low income, high-achieving children in New York City.
Jennifer has served on the board of the National Center for Law & Economic Justice for twenty years, and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.