Kessler Topaz is Proud to Recognize and Honor Women's History Month By Profiling Our Female Partners and Recognizing the Amazing Work They Do in Their Professional and Personal Lives
Jennifer Joost is a Partner in the Firm’s San Francisco office and has devoted her practice to representing individual and institutional investors in a variety of securities fraud class actions. As a member of the KTMC securities department for her entire career, Jennifer has successfully litigated cases resulting in over $4 billion in recoveries for investors, including some of the largest recoveries arising from the 2007-2008 financial crisis: In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative, and Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, No. 09 MDL 2058 (S.D.N.Y.), which settled on the eve of trial for $2.425 billion and In re Citigroup, Inc. Bond Litig., No. 08 Civ. 9522 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.), which settled for $730 million, and Luther, et al. v. Countrywide Financial Corp., No. BC 380698, which settled for $500 million. Most recently, Jennifer was part of a team that successfully litigated in In re Snap Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 17-cv-03679-SVW-AGR (C.D. Cal.), which settled in January 2020 for $154 million two months before trial. In June 2018, Jennifer was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Intel Corp. CPU Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability MDL, No. 18-md-02828, currently pending in Oregon.
While she has been involved in all pre-trial aspects of her cases, Jennifer has led the discovery effort in more than 25 settled or pending class actions. These experiences have led her to co-found the Firm’s Litigation Support Committee, through which she has worked to upgrade the Firm’s litigation support technology and know-how, particularly in the areas of eDiscovery, time-keeping, and trial preparation. Jennifer also is a member of the American Association for Justice’s Legal Affairs Committee. As a part of the Legal Affairs Committee, Jennifer has participated in several projects related to the development of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence and looks forward to continuing this work, including through participation in bench/bar conferences and projects at various laws schools around the country. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in History with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and her law degree, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was the Special Projects Editor for the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys bike rides with her husband, Houston, watching her children, Joe and Pippa, play basketball and surf, and walking the family’s corgis, Moose and Squirrel.