Jennifer A. Kenedy
Jennifer Kenedy is a Vice Chair of Locke Lord LLP's Executive Committee and former Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago Office. Jennifer mediates, arbitrates and tries trade secret cases on behalf of clients nationwide. Since 2017, she also acts as Locke Lord LLP’s Deputy General Counsel, handling a wide array of ethical issues. She speaks on and trains lawyers on ethical issues arising from litigation, particularly in the trade secret/noncompete context. For over 15 years, Jennifer acted as national counsel on restrictive covenant and trade secret issues for Fidelity Investments. She also acts as national restrictive covenant and trade secret counsel for several other insurance, healthcare, technology and financial services clients, acting as lead trial counsel. Jennifer has been named multiple times as One of Chicago’s Most Influential Women Lawyers by Crain’s Chicago Business, named Best Lawyers in America (Commercial litigation, 2012-2021), received Best Lawyers Woman of Influence Award (2017) and named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics (2012-2021).