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Biography

Bridget concentrates her practice in business and bankruptcy litigation as well as administrative law proceedings. Her experience includes representation of clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and assisted living industries.

She also has extensive experience in government contracting, education, and unemployment insurance. In her previous role as the General Counsel for the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development, she is familiar with both federal and state government grants management, and has handled matters related to federal and state procurements, bid protests, suspension and debarment, cost allowability determinations, ethics investigations, tax appeals and legislative advocacy.

As an owner of two small manufacturing businesses, she enjoys counseling entrepreneurial and family businesses on contract matters, legal disputes and risk avoidance measures.

Bridget strives to represent each client with the goal of serving as a strategic partner who provides cost effective, high quality representation while keeping the end goal in mind.

In addition to representing clients before both the trial and appellate courts, Bridget has handled disputes before arbitration panels and through the administrative process. She has handled appeals in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, and the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

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Work History

Prior Work Experience

Prior to attending law school, Bridget worked as a strategic business and financial analyst while obtaining her Masters in Business Administration.

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented amicus curiae a wrongful death action in the Supreme Court of Kentucky on issues of punitive damages. Sand Hill Energy Inc. v. Smith, et al., No. 2000-SC-0444-DG, 1999-SC-1028-DG, 1999-SC-1029-DG.

Represented client from an appeal of an arbitration proceeding regarding a debt settlement program. Davis v. Global Client Solutions, LLC, et al., 765 F. Supp. 2d 937 (W.D. Ky. 2011).

Successfully represented appellant in case involving student assignment plan of the Jefferson County Public Schools. McFarland, et al. v. Jefferson County Public Schools, et al., 330 F. Supp. 2d 834 (W.D. Ky. 2004).

Successfully represented client in a commercial contract action in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. United Services Automobile Association (USAA), et al. v. ADT Security Services, Inc., et al., 241 S.W.3d 335 (2006).

Represented a community bank as a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings through all levels of trial and appellate proceedings, obtaining a favorable judgment in excess of $1.5 million.

Represented a health care LLC and certain of its members in a contract dispute involving buy-out provision of operating agreement.

Represented owner of a liquid gas pipeline in suit filed by multiple plaintiffs claiming over $900 million in compensatory and punitive damages due to explosion.

Represented tax software company in matter involving alleged failure of software.

Represented client regarding Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Represented tobacco manufacturer in disputes arising out of alleged violations of the master settlement agreement and advertising practices.

Defended distributor against claims of unfair trade practices and trade secret violations.

Represented a health care entity through the creditor claims process in Florida bankruptcy court regarding a breach of a physician agreement.

Represented software manufacturer against claims arising out of alleged defects in software.

Represented multiple clients in actions related to enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements with former employees.

Represented senior health care entity in indemnification dispute related to Medicaid reimbursement refusals.

Represented large regional bank in class action arising out of offering of stock to deposit holders.

Represented utility in litigation involving terms of long-term power purchase contract.

Represented a client in a qui tam action.

Education

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1994

Graduate School

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.B.A., 1991

Undergraduate School

Wellesley College, B.A., 1988

Clerkship

Bridget served as a clerk for the court and judge below:

Chief Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Kentucky, Clerk for Chief Justice Robert F. Stephens

Bar Membership

Bridget is licensed to practice in the following state:

Kentucky, 1994