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Jennifer Farina
Jennifer O. Farina
Associate
New York +1 212 841 1140 jfarina@cov.com Download V-card

Jennifer O. Farina is a litigator who advises and represents insurance policyholders seeking to maximize their coverage under a variety of insurance policies, including general liability, property, fidelity, and directors and officers policies.

Ms. Farina has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, from initiating actions through trial and appeal. Her experience includes drafting and arguing dispositive motions; conducting fact and expert depositions; examining witnesses at trial; and handling appeals. She has also successfully assisted clients in resolving their disputes prior to litigation and through alternative dispute resolution and settlement.

  • Representation of a public entity in its claims for property damage, business interruption, and other loss arising from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Representation of multinational energy and oil corporation in litigation over insurance coverage for asbestos-related losses.
  • Representation of futures commission merchant in $140 million fidelity bond litigation arising from illegal employee trading.
  • Representation of a major record company in contractual disputes with artists over royalties on new forms of music distribution.
  • Representation of a major communications technology company in a Section 337 Investigation before the International Trade Commission related to cellular telephone technology.
  • Representation of a leading entertainment law firm in the trial of a dispute with former shareholders.
  • Representation of a group of companies in an action alleging breaches of duty by former fiduciaries, including trial, appeal related to a defamation counterclaim, and separate indemnification proceeding.
  • Representation of the indenture trustee for subordinated noteholders through the trial and appeal of bankruptcy dispute with senior noteholders.
  • Representation of an energy corporation in the trial and appeal of a dispute with bondholders.

Pro Bono

  • Obtained insurance recovery for homeowner whose house was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, and whose insurance claim was initially denied. 
  • Successfully represented plaintiff landlord in suit against insurance company for discrimination based on his renting to subsidized tenants; obtained rulings establishing favorable precedent on issues of first impression.
  • Successfully represented international microfinancing organization in arbitration and mediation of contractual dispute with software provider.
  • Authored winning court-appointed amicus brief in a Second Circuit case that raised policy issues relating to the compensation of counsel in class action settlements.
  • Recipient of Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s 2014 George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Awards
  • Recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards