Jennifer M. Palmer


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Jennifer Palmer, a commercial litigator, represents clients in complex business disputes and bankruptcy matters.

Jennifer has a broad range of experience representing companies and individuals in federal and state court litigation, including claims involving breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, securities laws violations, intellectual property, unfair trade practices and employment issues. She represents secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and has significant experience navigating complex chapter 11 cases. Jennifer has served clients in a number of industries, including the finance, telecommunications, insurance, aerospace, consumer products, energy and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, she has extensive experience representing clients in international arbitration proceedings, including under the ICC and ICSID arbitration rules.

Jennifer served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Charles P. Sifton of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York. Before joining Day Pitney, she practiced law in New York and Paris at a major international law firm. Jennifer is fluent in French and Spanish.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented major international telecommunications company as debtor in Chapter 11 proceedings, including resolution of hundreds of unliquidated creditor claims and defense of adversary proceeding involving claims for copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets

Represented private equity firm in bankruptcy trial involving mezzanine finance litigation scheme and successfully obtained dismissal of improperly filed bankruptcy petition

Defended major international bank in breach of contract action arising out of credit default swap transaction and obtained favorable settlement at mediation

Obtained dismissal of securities fraud action arising out of collateralized debt obligations on behalf of major international bank

Defended major international pharmaceutical company in securities fraud action based on new drug FDA approval process

Represented Latin American respondent consortium in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration involving a dispute under a sales agreement

Represented French respondent in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration involving a dispute over a post-closing purchase price adjustment

Represented art collector in proceedings for New York discovery in connection with art fraud proceedings in France and Norway

Successfully obtained asylum and VAWA cancellation of removal status for three pro bono clients


Education and Credentials

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Notes Editor
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)/Paris I, La Sorbonne, Masters in Law, magna cum laude
Rice University, B.A., summa cum laude
State of New York
State of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Directors

Recognition and Community


The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award, 2012

Sanctuary for Families' Above & Beyond Pro Bono Award, 2008


St. Mark's Episcopal Church of New Canaan, Children's Choirs Coordinator

St. Mark's Episcopal Church of New Canaan, Search Committee Member; Director of Music Ministry, 2018