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Jenny E. Bobbitt

AA Contact Info

Jacqueline Williams
Phone: 919.838.2050


Jenny Bobbitt focuses her practice on counseling clients on employment law issues and the employment aspects of corporate transactions.  Jenny advises companies of all sizes, including global companies, on a wide variety of employment law issues across a range of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical and technology. Her practice focuses on providing counseling and risk management advice on significant employment-related matters, including by identifying and managing employment-related issues in mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Jenny was a corporate lawyer in the Louisville office of a regional law firm. Prior to that, Jenny practiced employment law in the Louisville office of a national law firm.

  • Board of Directors, Restorative Justice Louisville (2017–2019)
  • Member, Public Service Committee of Louisville Bar Association (2017-2019)
  • Executive Committee, Young Lawyer’s Division of Kentucky Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Best Lawyers®, "Ones to Watch," Labor and Employment Law – Management (2022)
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100, Top 40 Under 40 (2021)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2020-2022)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2019)
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy (2019)
  • Louisville Business First “Young Leaders Award” (2018)
  • Staff Editor, Washington University Jurisprudence Review
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – UCC Article 2
  • Scholar in Law Award



  • Advised an online gaming company in a definitive agreement to acquire an online 3-D modeling company.
  • Advised a company specializing in video game and software development in an acquisition of a UK-based pioneer in the "kidtech" market.
  • Advised an international research-oriented healthcare group on employment-related matters in its acquisition of worldwide product rights to a rare disease therapy.
  • Advised a global contract research organization and drug development services company in a transaction to acquire a provider of decentralized and traditional clinical trial-related services that included cross-border employment issues for employees and contractors located in various countries in Europe.

  • Advised a contract research organization in a definitive agreement to acquire a specialized contract research organization for the biotechnology industry.

  • Advised a leading provider of patient affordability, access, adherence, and support services on cross-border employment matters related to our client’s acquisition of a healthcare information management software company.

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements


  • Co-Presenter, "Law School for the CFO," CFO Leadership Council Roundtable and Happy Hour, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Co-Panelist, "Hot (Non-COVID-19) Topics in Employment Law," Smith Anderson 29th Annual Employment Law Update, Virtual
  • Co-Panelist, "Panel Discussion - Hot Topics in Employment Law," Smith Anderson 27th Annual Employment Law Update, Cary, N.C.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky
  • Eastern District of Kentucky


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. with a Certificate in Business Law, 2016
    • Dean’s List
  • Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business, M.B.A., 2016
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2012
    • Dean’s List
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