Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer M. Driscoll

(she/her/hers)

Counsel

Jennifer M. Driscoll

(she/her/hers)

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Jennifer Driscoll focuses her practice on investigations, litigation, arbitration, mergers, and counseling. Jen has extensive experience in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, electronic components and automotive industries, with a particular knowledge of industries in Japan. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group.

    An experienced commercial litigator, Jen defends corporations and individuals against alleged antitrust and anti-corruption claims, both civil and criminal. Her recent cases, which include cartel matters, safety audits and agency inquiries, reflect her skills with government investigations and compliance issues. Jen has represented clients in international cartel investigations and merger investigations. She has also counseled international clients about antitrust laws relating to mergers and acquisitions, represented both corporations and individuals in the Antitrust Division’s investigation of the auto parts industry, and defended clients in federal and multi-state investigations involving the False Claims Act and consumer product issues. Jen has been a member of panels discussing antitrust issues, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, cybersecurity and data privacy to JETRO in New York and Tokyo, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the Osaka Bar Association, and similar agencies and associations. Jen has also written articles and papers on these topics and been quoted by the Wall Street Journal and Shukan Asahi.

    Among her recent matters, Jen represented a Japanese medical device manufacturer in a False Claims Act investigation and litigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Office, serving as lead attorney and engaging in all aspects of the investigation, including government meetings and proffers, witness interviews, document productions and compliance with data privacy regulations and GDPR. She achieved a settlement without any penalties imposed on the client. She represented the same company in federal court challenging an arbitral award by the International Chamber of Commerce. 

    Jen is active in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Section’s Corporate Counseling Committee and Vice Chair to the Section’s U.S. Comments and Policy Committee during the 2022-2023 Section year.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented leniency applicant in the investigation of an alleged price-fixing conspiracy for offshore helicopter services in the Gulf of Mexico. The investigation was closed without criminal charges. Obtained dismissal of civil claims in Superior Offshore International, Inc. v. Bristow Group Inc., 738 F. Supp. 2d 505 (D. Del. 2010), which was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.* 

      • Represented French senior executive in the international marine hose cartel investigation, negotiating his plea agreement and achieving full dismissal of civil claims.*

      • Represented major telecommunications corporation to form teaming agreement and successfully obtain clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice to build underground wireless service for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).* 

      • Represented Japanese manufacturers and senior executives in the international automotive parts cartel investigation. Conducted internal investigations of alleged price-fixing and obstruction of justice, proffered to government prosecutors, and negotiated plea agreements.* 

      • Represented private equity firm and senior executive in the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Mallinckrodt’s alleged monopoly power in the U.S. market for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) drugs and follow-on civil litigation.*

      • Completed Hart-Scott-Rodino filing on behalf of Picanol Group in its purchase of a 26.7% share of Tessenderlo Chemie from SNPE owned by the French government.* 

      • Represented Japanese medical device manufacturer in False Claims Act investigation by U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ Office. The investigation was resolved without any charges filed.*

      • Performed internal investigation and audit of safety procedures for Japanese tire and rubber products manufacturer arising out of investigation by Japanese government.*  

      • Advised U.S. toy manufacturer on MSRP and MAP policies and distribution agreements in the European Union.

      • Advised aircraft manufacturer on allegations of unlawful tying and asserting counterclaims against competitor plaintiffs. 

      • * Atty. Driscoll was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Section of Antitrust Law, Vice Chair of the Privacy & Information Security Committee (2023 - 2026)
      Section of Antitrust Law, Long-Range Planning Committee (2023 - 2024)
      Section of Antitrust Law, Vice Chair of Corporate Counseling Committee (2022 - 2023)
      Section of Antitrust Law, Vice Chair of the U.S. Comments and Policy Committee (2022 - 2024)

      Federal Bar Association
      Secretary, Antitrust Section (2023)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Health Care Transactions and Civil Investigative Demands: What Third Parties Need to Know," co-authored with Conor O. Duffy, published in the American Health Law Association's Health Law Weekly (1/19/2024)
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      "A Tale of Two Nations: How China and the United States Confront Generative AI Challenges," published in the New York Law Journal (1/10/2024)
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      "COVID-19, Generative AI And The 'Lost Generation' Of Lawyers," co-authored with Linn F. Freedman, published in Mealey’s Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce (August 2023)

      "Supplier Beware: DOJ & FTC Investigating Manufacturing & Supply Chain Issues," published in the Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation (2/27/2023)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "AI in Antitrust and Data Privacy," a myLawCLE live-video broadcast (9/28/2023)
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      "COVID-19, Generative AI And The 'Lost Generation' Of Lawyers," a myLawCLE live-video broadcast (9/14/2023)
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      "Data Privacy and GenAI," co-presented as part of the Future Lawyer Week (FLW) New York Summit (9/14/2023)

      "Non-Competes: Bans, Partial Bans, and Reasonableness," co-moderator of webinar presented by the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section (7/10/2023)
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      "The Global Regulatory Landscape in Antitrust," as part of the Penn Carey Law Antitrust Association Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (PCLAA-CTIC) 2nd Annual Symposium: Worldwide Trends in Competition Law and Policy (4/7/2023)
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      "Unlocking Japanese FDI & Trade Opportunities: CBIA Leadership Essentials," moderated Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) program (2/22/2023)
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      "Doing Business in the United States: An Overview of Anti-Corruption, Antitrust, and Data Privacy Laws," as part of the Institute for Supply Management Japan’s virtual 2022 Annual Conference (11/26/2022)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • January 23, 2024

        Jen Driscoll, Conor Duffy, and Ed Heath Author Health Law Weekly Article on Health Care Transactions and Civil Investigative Demands

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      • January 18, 2024

        Jen Driscoll Authors New York Law Journal Article on How U.S. and China are Confronting GenAI

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      • September 6, 2023

        Jen Driscoll Discusses Supply Chain Investigation on Emerging Litigation Podcast

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      • August 21, 2023

        Jennifer Driscoll and Linn Freedman Examine the Impact of GenerativeAI in Mealey’s Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce

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      • March 3, 2023

        Jennifer Driscoll Alerts Manufacturers About DOJ Supply Chain Investigations in Journal on Emerging Issues in Litigation

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      R+C News Releases

      • November 16, 2022

        Robinson+Cole Continues Significant Strategic Expansion with New Office in Washington, DC

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "A Return to the Core Principles of Antitrust: Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter and FTC Chair Lina Khan Reflect on Their Successes and Learning Experiences" co-authored with Kathleen M. Porter, David E. Carney and David E. Carney (10/18/23)

      "DOJ Announces Extension of Voluntary Self-Disclosure Guidance for Misconduct Discovered Through M&A Due Diligence" co-authored with David E. Carney, Benjamin M. Daniels and Edward J. Heath (10/6/23)

      "FTC Proposes New HSR Filing Requirements that Significantly Expand Reporting Obligations" co-authored with Kathleen M. Porter and Amy R. Roth (7/18/2023)

      "The New Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Thresholds: The FTC and Congress Join Forces to Further President Biden’s Antitrust Agenda" (1/30/2023)