Jennifer Duncan Hackett


Jennifer Duncan Hackett has experience in all aspects of complex antitrust, commercial, and financial services litigation, and has been instrumental in trials, international arbitrations, settlement negotiations, and federal appeals. Hackett also has provided antitrust compliance counseling in a variety of scenarios and advises clients on all aspects of premerger notification, including Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and gun-jumping issues. Hackett’s practice involves a wide range of litigation, antitrust counseling, and appellate matters, including representation of opt-out plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust and financial services cases, premerger notification advice and assistance with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, antitrust and litigation analysis in the financial services sector, international arbitration in the pharmaceutical/life sciences arena, and litigation in various complex contractual dispute cases.

Hackett pepresents Freddie Mac and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for 38 Closed Banks in the LIBOR antitrust litigation.  She was a member of the trial team, including oral arguments and proffering witnesses, in ZF Meritor LLC, et al. v. Eaton Corporation, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, which obtained a liability verdict for plaintiffs in a bifurcated antitrust trial involving monopolization and exclusive dealing issues. She was principally involved in drafting of appellate briefs submitted in the Third Circuit regarding liability and damages issues. After a successful appeal in the Third Circuit, the case was remanded for a damages trial, and settled on the eve of trial for $500 million, one of the largest antitrust settlements in recent years. She was principally involved in drafting of appellate briefs submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a contractual dispute involving liability issues arising out of a helicopter crash in California. Argued the appeal before the Court of Appeals (Columbia Helicopters Inc. v. Carson Helicopters, Inc.).