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Jennifer Odom is a civil litigation attorney with a focus on business disputes, complex financial, commercial, and corporate litigation, fiduciary litigation, trust and estate litigation.

Financial and Business Litigation

Ms. Odom litigates matters involving various financial and business disputes, business divorce cases, corporate control disputes, and business valuation. She also represents receivers in actions by the government to take over companies involving Ponzi schemes or fraud.

Fiduciary Litigation

Ms. Odom represents and advises fiduciaries, including executors, administrators, trustees, officers and directors, regarding fulfilling their fiduciary duties while serving in a fiduciary capacity. She represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and in actions for removal.

Consumer Financial Services

Ms. Odom also advises financial institutions on regulatory matters, including the regulation of mortgage loan servicing, compliance with the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and state laws on fair lending and mortgage foreclosure procedures. Ms. Odom assists financial institutions in the development and review of vendor management and compliance programs relating to mortgage and foreclosure issues.  

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Super Lawyers Georgia - Top 50 Women (2016-2017)
    • The Clemency Project, Volunteer, 2016 - Present
    • The Power Project – Co-Chief Empowerment Officer and Co-Creator, Women’s Leadership Training Program
    • Camp Kudzu –  Board Member and Secretary to the Board (present)
    • Benchmark Litigation - Litigation Future Star (2014)
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (2012; 2015-2017)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2010
    • Georgia Rising Star (2005, 2007, 2009-2010)
    • Junior League of Atlanta Fidelity Award Winner (2007)
    • Atlanta Business Chronicle 40-Under-40 Up and Comer Award Winner (2007)
    • Anti-Prejudice Consortium – Board Member, 2004-2006
    • Better Business Bureau – Certified Arbitrator
    • Junior League of Atlanta – Member, 2001 to present, Placement Chair, 2003-2005
    • NCAA 2007 Final Four – Atlanta Local Organizing Committee, Special Events & Youth Outreach, Chair
    • Power over Prejudice Summit – Chair, 2005 and 2006
    • Georgia Super Lawyer (2012; 2015-2017)
    • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2010
    • Georgia Rising Star (2005, 2007, 2009-2010)
    • Junior League of Atlanta Fidelity Award Winner (2007)
    • Atlanta Business Chronicle 40-Under-40 Up and Comer Award Winner (2007)
    • Anti-Prejudice Consortium – Board Member, 2004-2006
    • Better Business Bureau – Certified Arbitrator
    • Junior League of Atlanta – Member, 2001 to present, Placement Chair, 2003-2005
    • NCAA 2007 Final Four – Atlanta Local Organizing Committee, Special Events & Youth Outreach, Chair
    • Power over Prejudice Summit – Chair, 2005 and 2006
    • Anti-Prejudice Consortium – Board Member, 2004-2006
    • Better Business Bureau – Certified Arbitrator
    • Junior League of Atlanta – Member, 2001 to present, Placement Chair, 2003-2005
    • NCAA 2007 Final Four – Atlanta Local Organizing Committee, Special Events & Youth Outreach, Chair
    • Power over Prejudice Summit – Chair, 2005 and 2006
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Professional Affiliations

    • Georgia Bar Association – General Practice and Trials, Fiduciary Law, Corporate Counsel and Business Law Sections
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Publications

  • "Financial Powers of Attorney: Increased Oversight by States and Banks to Prevent Abuse," Probate & Property, co-authored with Letitia A. McDonald and Brian M. Underwood, November/December 2016
  • "Emerging Issues in Fiduciary Litigation," co-authored with Letitia A. McDonald, February 2012
  • "Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Malpractice Claim in the Modern Estate Planning World," co-authored with Leticia A. McDonald, July 2009
  • "The Modern Estate Planning Lawyer,” Probate & Property, co-authored with Nicole J. Wade, November/December 2008
  • "Allowance of Claims Against Estate Planning Attorneys by Intended Beneficiaries of the Estate," Georgia Probate News, June 2008
  • "Department of Justice Revises Policies on Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege in Corporate Fraud Investigations," co-authored with R. Joseph Burby, IV, December 2006
  • "Electronic Data Discovery - How the Changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will Change the Production of Electronic Evidence," co-authored with Vjollca Prroni, December 2006
  • "Everything You Never Knew You'd Need To Know About Garnishment," co-authored with Jill H. Greene & Stacey Godfrey Evans, June 2006
  • "Necessity to Preserve Evidence Remains Despite Reversal of Second Government Conviction regarding Destruction of Documentary Evidence," co-authored with Jason R. Curles, March 2006
  • "Sarbanes-Oxley Act Provides No Private Right of Action to Seek Disgorgement of Profits and Bonuses from Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers," October 2005
  • "Corporate Special Investigations: Sharing Reports with the Government and the Loss of Privilege," co-authored with W. Scott Sorrels, Ralph J. Caccia & Daniel G. Ashburn, May 2005
  • "Increased SEC Aggressiveness in Investigations and Enforcement Actions: New Initiatives, Tougher Stances, Wider Exposure and Stiffer Penalties for Non-cooperation," co-authored with Thomas S. Richey & W. Scott Sorrels, September 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • "Professional Collaboration: Engaging the Planning Team & the Attorney Client Privilege," 62nd Annual Estate Planning Institute, February 11, 2017
  • "The Importance of Client and Beneficiary Communications: Tips for the Trustee," November 2015
  • "Avoiding Pitfalls, Potholes, and Plaintiffs: Recent Trends in Fiduciary Litigation," co-presented with Kimberly Civins, March 2015
  • "Ethical and Evidentiary Issues Raised in the Serial Podcast," co-presented with Jennifer Dempsey, January 2015
  • "Same Sex, Different Day: Estate Planning for Same-Sec Couples Post Windsor Decision," co-presented with Kimberly Civins (January, April, September and November 2014)
  • “The Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Fiduciary Litigation: Recent Trends in Fiduciary Litigation," co-presented with William V. Custer (November 2013 and November 2014)
  • "Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel in Internal Investigations," August 2012
  • "Emerging Issues in Fiduciary Litigation," Estate Planning Institute, February 2012
  • "Overview of Georgia’s New Trust Code," August 2010
  • "Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel in Internal Investigations," January 2010
  • "Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Malpractice Claim in the Modern Estate Planning World," Fiduciary Law Institute, July 2009
  • "Georgia Corporate Law Update," ICLE, October 2008
  • "E-Discovery from the Bench," Atlanta Bar, September 2008
  • "The Role of HR in Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations," GSU HR Executive Roundtable, February 2008
  • "Overview of the Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," ICLE, March 2007
  • "Transforming Your Client into Your Discovery Partner," February 2007
  • "How to Avoid a Bar Complaint in Conducting an Internal Investigation," January 2007
  • "E-Discovery from the Bench," Atlanta Bar Association, January 2007
  • "A Road Map for Internal Investigations," 2006
  • "Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Governing Electronic Discovery," December 2006
  • "The Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Regarding Electronic Discovery," December 2006
  • "The Roles of In-House Counsel, Officers and Directors when the Need for an Internal Investigation Arises," August 2006
  • "Everything You Never Knew You'd Need To Know About Garnishment," State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, June 2006
  • "The Perils of E-mail in Corporate Investigations," June 2005
  • "When to Conduct Internal Investigations and Cooperating with the Government," April 2005
  • "Trends in Auditor Liability and SEC Enforcement," January 2005