Jennifer Henry

Practice Areas

  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • IT Outsourcing Contracts
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery and Data Preservation
  • Force Majeure



When a client faces a challenging opponent, Jennifer is the veteran coach, the crafty point guard, the team’s best defender all rolled into one. She’ll quickly assess the rules of the game and the opponent’s defense, and then execute the best game plan to help her client win – whether “winning” means taking a case to trial or finding a negotiated resolution that saves a critical business relationship.

Jennifer has extensive experience tackling complex problems for clients in many types of commercial disputes, from IT outsourcing contract disputes to mortgage-backed security suits. She has also successfully litigated products liability class actions, antitrust claims, and patent, trademark, and other IP litigation. She has represented Fortune 100 companies in “bet the company” disputes, as well as underdogs taking on some of the largest companies in the world.

Colleagues and clients appreciate Jennifer’s passion, loyalty, and excellent sense of humor – honed, no doubt, as a trombone player in marching band (she still plays in the SMU Alumni Band during basketball season). Her approachable, straight-shooting style – combined with her diverse legal skillset – makes her the kind of lawyer clients want by their side in a court, at an arbitration, or at the next game.


Education And Certifications

J.D./ L.L.M.-Comparative and International Legal Studies, Duke University School of Law, cum laude (1997)

  • Associate Editor, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy

B.A., Southern Methodist University, summa cum laude (1994)

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Robert & Nancy Dedman Outstanding Senior Student
  • M Award for Outstanding Service to the University


State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Nevada

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western Districts of Texas

United States District Court for the District of Nevada


Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, State Bar of Nevada

Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

Community Activities

Sustaining Member, Attorneys Serving the Community

  • Underwriting Co-Chair (2019-2020)
  • Silent Auction Committee Co-Chair (2018-2019)
  • Centerpiece Committee Co-Chair (2002-2007)
  • Publicity Committee Co-Chair (2008-2010)

DBA Mock Trial Competition Judge

Lawyers in the Classroom Coordinator, DBA Law Day Committee (2002-2004)

2018 “Wonder Women In Charge” Program Coordinator, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Vice President & Board Member, Diamond M Club

Duke North Texas Women’s Forum Steering Committee

SMU Mustang Band Alumni Band

Former Board Member, Mustang Club Board of Directors

Former Co-Chair, SMU 20th Reunion Planning Committee

Prior Work Experience

McKool Smith, Dallas (1999-2018)

Schreck Morris, Las Vegas (1997-1999)