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Biography

Jenai focuses her practice on complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Jenai has jury and bench trial experience and has practiced before both state and federal courts.

As a business litigator, Jenai advises and represents individuals and businesses in high-value contract disputes and complex commercial litigation cases involving business torts, disputes relating to trade secrets and covenants not to compete, healthcare disputes, ERISA claims, and temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Jenai also handles eminent domain matters where she has experience representing both commercial property owners and condemning agencies, including cities and counties.

As part of her white-collar practice, Jenai represents businesses and individuals at all stages of a criminal investigation and prosecution, from the issuance of a government subpoena and investigation to trial. She represents her clients under investigation by both state and federal government agencies, and as it relates to conducting civil and criminal internal investigations, in the areas of healthcare fraud and abuse, securities fraud, public corruption, anti-trust, and other white-collar crimes.

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Education

Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2011, magna cum laude

President, Student Bar Association

Intern, Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch, Southern District of Indiana

Moot Court, Order of the Barristers; Mitzi H. Martin Moot Court Award – Top Oral Advocate for Opening Rounds of Honorable Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition; Associate Night Justice of Moot Court Executive Board; Participant and Coach, 2010 & 2011 American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition

Fellowship Director, Dean’s Tutorial Society

Undergraduate School

St. Mary’s University (B.S., 2008), cum laude

Major in English Communications

Minor in Political Science

Student Government Association Senator and Senate Leader

President’s Ambassador

Delta Zeta Sorority – Vice President of New Member Education

Bar Membership

Jenai is licensed to practice in the following state:

Indiana

Courts

Jenai is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

“Distinguished Leadership Award” – Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2015-2020

Up & Coming Lawyer, Indiana Lawyer, Leadership in Law Awards, 2017

Distinguished Leadership Award, 2018, Indianapolis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Trial Academy Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), 2017

Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, Class XIV

Graduate, United Way’s Generation Now Series, 2013

Graduate, Stanley K. Lacey LEAD Program, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Indianapolis Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Executive Board (2015-2018), Chair of Civic Committee (2016-2018); Membership Committee (2016); Bar Review Committee (2014); Law Student Division Executive Board (2008-2011)

Secretary, Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCD), Indianapolis Chapter

Asian American Bar Association of Indiana (APABA-IN)

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Young Professionals of Indiana

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Member, Development Committee, Coburn Place

Volunteer, Indianapolis Bar Association’s Legal Line

Volunteer, Ask-A-Lawyer

Volunteer, Patachou Foundation

Volunteer, Gleaners Food Bank

Former Member of R&D Committee, Teachers Treasures

Former Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Firm Committees

Jenai serves on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd:

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Innovation Team

Recruiting Committee

In the News

Jenai has been featured in the following articles:

“Associate pay raises also raise eyebrows” Indiana Lawyer

DJF Interview Tips with Jenai Brackett

“LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2017: Jenai M. Brackett” Indiana Lawyer

“Breaking barriers: Women’s White Collar Defense Association chapter brings opportunities” Indiana Lawyer