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Jenny E. Bobbitt

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Simone Norwood
Phone: 919.838.2157


Jenny Bobbitt focuses her practice on counseling clients on employment law compliance and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Jenny advises local, national and global companies of all sizes across a range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, e-sports and technology. Her practice focuses on providing counseling and risk management advice on significant employment-related matters, particularly those arising in mergers and acquisitions or in nationwide compliance for multi-state workforces. Jenny also represents clients in EEOC investigations and in contract preparation and negotiations with executives.

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 (2022-2023)
  • 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 a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in the employment-related matters in the acquisition of a global leader in neuromodulation and rehabilitation medical devices for up $110 million in up-front and contingent consideration.
  • Advised a private equity fund on the employment-related matters of its acquisition of a contract research organization focused on the ophthalmology industry for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advised a leading pharmaceutical and biotech contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in a definitive agreement to acquire a preferred provider of cGMP Biostorage and pharma support services for an undisclosed amount.
  • 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


  • Panelist, "What’s New for 2022 in Employment Law," Smith Anderson's 30th Annual Employment Law Update, Virtual
  • 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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