Jennifer A. Risener

Jennifer A. Risener


Jennifer Risener is an Associate in the Healthcare and Antitrust practice group. She focuses her practice on litigating “pay-for-delay” antitrust claims and pharmaceutical overcharges on behalf of large health insurers in complex litigation.  

Notable Cases:

In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-md-2724: Ms. Risener represents direct-action plaintiffs Humana Inc., Health Care Service Corp., and Molina Healthcare Inc. in In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, centralized for pre-trial proceedings in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before the Honorable Cynthia Rufe. Plaintiffs allege that over 50 generic drug manufacturers colluded to increase, maintain, and/or stabilize the price of nearly 200 generic drugs in the United States between 2009 and the present.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, et al. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, No. 2:13-cv-4663 : Ms. Risener represented over 40 health insurers in a RICO action concerning pharmaceutical overcharges due to current Good Manufacturing Practices violations at GlaxoSmithKline’s Cidra, Puerto Rico manufacturing plant.

In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation, No. 14-md-2516: Ms. Risener represented Humana Inc. in a “pay-for-delay” antitrust action alleging the brand-manufacturer of Aggrenox entered into an anticompetitive agreement with a potential generic manufacturer to delay the United States market entry of generic Aggrenox.

Other Notable Achievements

Ms. Risener is admitted to the New York State bar and the Southern District of New York. She received her J.D. from Fordham University, School of Law in 2015, where she served on the International Law Journal. She also received an LL.M in European Union Law from Universite Paris II Pantheon Assas in Paris, France in 2015. Ms. Risener received a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and History from Muhlenberg College in 2011.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Risener was a judicial intern to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York, now a United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She also interned at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court where she researched and analyzed the Rome Statute. While at Fordham, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Chi Mgbako, researching healthcare policy in East Africa.

Ms. Risener is an active member of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of NYCBA’s African Affairs Committee. She also volunteers with the New York Immigration Coalition, as well as voter protection organizations. Ms. Risener is fluent in Spanish.


B.A. Muhlenberg College (2011), cum laude

LL.M. Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2015)

J.D. Fordham University School of Law (2015)

Bar/Court Admissions:

New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.