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Jennifer B. Poppe

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Poppe, Jennifer B.

Biography
Jennifer is a partner in the complex commercial litigation group and focuses her practice on state and federal securities litigation, officer and director liability, internal investigations, commercial disputes, and class actions. She has successfully defended public companies, investment banks, and executives in lawsuits with other companies and lawsuits filed by shareholders. Her experience includes derivative suits, shareholder class actions, disputes between master limited partnerships and their limited partners, internal investigations, and individual shareholder claims in state and federal court and arbitration. Jennifer also has significant experience in defending shareholder and consumer class actions, both within Texas and across the country. Jennifer is a frequent speaker and author on issues relating to securities litigation and the attorney-client privilege. Jennifer has been named as a “Texas Rising Star” in business litigation in Texas Monthly in each of the last nine years.


Representative Experience
Officer, Director and Investor Litigation
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  • Representing the purchaser in several shareholder class actions challenging the acquisition of a $4.4 billion exploration and production company; successfully defeated the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary injunction
  • Representing officers and directors in connection with a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of the merger consideration and asserting allegations of fraud
  • Represented a master limited partnership, its general partner, and its directors in lawsuits filed in Delaware Chancery Court by limited partners alleging breach of the partnership agreement and common law claims; prevailed at preliminary injunction to allow transaction to proceed
Securities Litigation and Investigations
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  • Representing public company and its officers in a federal securities fraud (10b-5) putative class action
  • Representing audit committee of public company conducting an internal investigation
  • Representing legal and economic professors in connection with amicus briefing arguing that market movement should be required to demonstrate fraud on the market in securities class actions; matter pending before the United States Supreme Court
Class Actions
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  • Representing public companies in class actions filed by shareholders
  • Representing an insurance company in multiple class action lawsuits; successfully removed class action to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 on an issue of first impression before the Seventh Circuit
  • Represented a national video provider in several consumer class actions across the country; successfully removed many of these actions to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
Commercial Litigation
  • Frequently represents parties in commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, requests for declaratory and injunctive relief, and alleged violations of the deceptive trade practices acts
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1998 (Order of the Coif)
  • University of Texas, B.A. Mathematics, 1995
  • Admitted to Practice: Texas, 1998; Colorado, 2011; New York, 2011; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Recognition
  • Legal 500 U.S. in energy litigation, 2013
  • Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation - Future Star: Texas, 2012 - 2014
  • Recognized in Texas Rising Stars, 2005 - 2013
Activities and Affiliations
  • Member: Austin Bar Association; United Way Women’s Leadership Counsel Executive Committee; Section of Litigation, American Bar Association; Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation; New York State Bar Association
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Jennifer B. Poppe
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2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746-7568

Tel  +1.512.542.8464
Fax  +1.512.236.3470
jpoppe@velaw.com

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1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002-6760
Tel  +1.713.758.4464
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Industries/Practices
Class Actions and Multi-District Litigation

Commercial and Business Litigation

Director and Officer Liability

Securities Litigation and Enforcement