Jenny joined the Center in 2017, and is an experienced litigator responsible for reproductive rights cases. She has led cases against restrictions on reproductive rights in state and federal courts, including the first ever proactive trial in federal court involving multiple restrictions that led to expanding abortion access. She also litigates cases in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mississippi, including in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Supreme Court will hear this term. That case challenges Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and presents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Jenny also works extensively on improving access to medication abortion care and aligning its distribution with current medical and scientific evidence.
Prior to joining the Center, Jenny served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also worked at the law firms Jones Day and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where she helped author an amicus brief in Obergefell v. Hodges. Jenny is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, a Ms. JD Fellow, and received the Louis Henkin Outstanding Note Award. She also holds an M.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University.
Jenny also has a longstanding commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession, including serving on the Center’s nascent DEI Task Force, fostering equitable and transparent decision-making, and maintaining practices to support and empower internal and external voices and ideas.