Jennifer A. Thomson serves as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Antitrust Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, which she joined in March of 2003. She practices Antitrust Law, specializing in Intellectual Property, Healthcare and Airline matters, along with a wide array of other industries. Ms. Thomson has given presentations with the American Bar Association, the National Association of Attorneys General, the United States Department of Justice, the American Antitrust Institute and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She authored several papers on topics such as the proposed merger of Highmark and Independence Blue Cross, State Action of the states' objection to the Google Book Search Settlement.
Ms. Thomson earned her J.D. in 2002 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she was an inaugural Fellow for the Samuelson/Glusko Fellowship in IP/Technology Law. As part of this fellowship, she prepared a paper on antitrust in the motion picture industry, which received from the University of Pittsburgh faculty the Thomas M. Cooley, II Legal Writing Award for Most Distinguished Paper. She is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the Untied States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section and the State Enforcement Committee. She has been designated by the Chief Attorney General to sit on their behalf on the State Board of Cosmetology from 2003-2017, the Real Estate Commission Since Fall, 2017, and was recently appointed to serve as part of the Advisory Committee of the Review of the State Professional and Occupational Licensure Board Requirements and Processes pursuant to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's Executive Order 2017-03.
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