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Jennifer B. Zourigui
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T: 212-907-9614
F: 212-907-9681
jzourigui@ingramllp.com
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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment
Creditors’ Rights
Profile
Jennifer B. Zourigui (née Schain) is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Creditors’ Rights Groups.  Jennifer’s practice includes complex commercial litigation, business disputes, employment litigation, and bankruptcy-related litigation.  She has handled a diverse array of cases in both federal and state courts.  Jennifer also advises clients on a variety of employment matters, including employment agreements, employee handbooks, and enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
 
Jennifer is a steadfast advocate for her clients and believes in creative thinking regarding both the legal and practical issues that impact her clients and their businesses.  She believes the key to a successful attorney-client relationship is understanding each client’s goals and implementing a strategy that best fits the client’s needs. Jennifer has the dedication and experience to fight for her clients to the finish but also believes, when appropriate, in early dispute resolution to avoid the cost of protracted or unnecessary litigation.  Whatever the task at hand, Jennifer is committed to seeking the best result possible for her clients.
 
Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies from Barnard College in 2001 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2004.  While at Penn, she was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Labor and Employment Law and participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic.  Jennifer also interned at the District Attorney’s office of Nassau County.
 
Representative Matters
Represented employer in proceedings seeking to enforce non-compete and non-solicitation agreements of former employees.
Represented a former executive in a breach of contract action against his former employer seeking change-in-control benefits.
Represented a financial institution in various bankruptcy cases, including proceedings regarding preferential payment claims and assumption or rejection of executory contracts.
Represented a brokerage firm in litigation against a major software company.
Represented telecommunications clients in multiple breach of contract disputes.
Represented individual in defending against action by his former employer seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement. 
Represented commercial landlord in bankruptcy proceedings regarding assumption or rejection of leases.
Represented a client in an arbitration regarding a partnership dispute.
Represented a client in a legal malpractice claim.
Represented a telecommunications provider in a successful appeal regarding a tax dispute with the municipality.
Represented a client in an appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals regarding disqualification of opposing counsel.
 
Admissions
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts  
New York State Bar
Connecticut State Bar
Education
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, 2001
Publications
Five Tips for Working Moms To Maintain a Work-Life Balance, New York Law Journal 
 
Early Case Resolution - Be a Great Advocate by Not Litigating, New York Law Journal
 
Litigating Against a Former Employer for Additional Compensation, New York Law Journal
 
High Court's Copyright Attys' Fees Ruling, Law360
 
 
Speaking Engagements
Challenges When Facing Business Disputes: How To Handle Problems That Arise With Partners, Vendors, And Customers
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-NYC) Small Business Bootcamp
February 24, 2017