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Jennifer Noland Rathman

Jennifer Noland Rathman

Of Counsel

T (404) 962-1074
F (404) 962-1213
Overview

Jennifer Rathman's practice has been devoted to representing a wide variety of businesses in complex litigation and regulatory matters.  She regularly represents insurers, fraternal benefit societies, managed healthcare entities, employers, third-party administrators, agents, and ERISA plan sponsors in federal and state court pertaining to ERISA plans and individual and group life, health, disability and commercial insurance policies, including the defense of employee benefits determinations, breach of fiduciary duty claims, statutory penalty claims, and coverage disputes.  Jennifer also counsels clients on compliance, risk management and coverage issues, and the administrative review process for ERISA claims. 

In addition to insurance-related litigation and counseling, Jennifer represents companies and individuals in commercial disputes relating to commercial contracts, leases, cargo and freight claims, personal injury and wrongful death. Jennifer also has considerable experience with e-discovery, and counsels clients on document preservation and production practices.

Jennifer also devotes her time to pro bono work.  As a member of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Foundation, she serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem for children involved in high-conflict custody cases.

Thought Leadership

Publications

May 2017
ERISA and Life Insurance News, ERISA and Life Insurance News
November, 2016
November, 2016
April, 2016
Adverse Tax Impact Not Remediable under ERISA , ERISA and Life Insurance News
April, 2016
May 12, 2015
May 30, 2014

Published Works

  • Co-author, "Getting Your Case to Federal Court, and Keeping it There," DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly, April 2015
Education
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • DePauw University, B.A., English Literature, 2000
Admissions
  • Illinois, 2003
  • Georgia, 2008
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
    • Employee Benefits Committee
    • Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee
    • Life Insurance Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Life, Health and Disability Committee
    • Women in Law Committee
  • Association of Fraternal Benefit Counsel
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer’s Association
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