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Jennifer Saulino

Sidley Austin LLP

Jennifer Saulino is a global co-leader of Sidley’s Product Liability practice. As a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, Jennifer possesses an unusual ability to translate complex legal theories into simple, clear messages for judges and juries

Jennifer is ranked by Chambers USA for General Commercial Litigation (2022–2023) and Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (2023) in District of Columbia with clients recognizing her trial prowess and high-quality advice.

Jennifer served for nearly seven years as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, where she held a number of positions, including Assistant Chief of the Section. During her time at the DOJ, she led trial teams as first chair in some of the Fraud Section’s most difficult and complex cases. Prior to joining Sidley, Jennifer was a partner at another international law firm.

Combining her decades as a trial lawyer in large, complex, document-intensive cases; her experience working with executives and employees of major corporations in trials of great significance; together with her years as a criminal fraud prosecutor, Jennifer handles criminal and civil trial matters by mastering complex facts with an eye toward creating clear, direct, simple presentations for juries, empowering them to make the right decision based on understanding the facts and law while resisting emotion or anger.

  • Co-lead trial lawyer for Roundup.
  • Co-lead trial counsel for Monsanto Company.
  • Lead trial counsel for 2 government contractors in two separate False Claims Act lawsuits.
  • Lead prosecutor in the then-largest criminal healthcare fraud prosecution ever undertaken by the Department of Justice, including acting as the lead trial lawyer in three lengthy federal trials, and resulting in dozens of convictions.
  • Lead trial lawyer for the prosecution in individual trials related to Deepwater Horizon.
  • Lead trial counsel in multiple insurance recovery cases that ended shortly before the scheduled trials with successful settlements.
  • Trial counsel for large pharmaceutical and medical device company in a bellwether trial for a mass tort claiming injury as a result of a medical device.