Jenna  M. Heaphy

Biography

Jenna is a creative and dynamic attorney who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on government investigations and litigations under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). She helps clients navigate the complex FCA landscape by conducting internal investigations, coordinating complex document productions, and preparing clients for government interviews and depositions. She has represented clients in all phases of FCA litigation and has effectively persuaded the Department of Justice and others not to pursue litigation in large-scale government investigations.

She also believes it is important to give back—not only to communities in which one lives, but also to underserved communities. She volunteers with the Adopt-A-Class program at a local elementary school, tutors through the firm’s Access to Education program, serves as a volunteer judge for the Youth Court diversion program and is a Big Sister through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati Organization. Additionally, Jenna provides pro bono legal assistance to indigent community members through Dinsmore’s partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Jenna received her J.D. from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law. While there, she served as an admissions fellow and was elected to the Executive Board of the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, where she served as business editor. Jenna explored numerous ways to serve internal organizations that focused on underserved communities through volunteer opportunities at Maurer, including the Outreach for Legal Literacy tutoring program and the Inmate Legal Assistance Project, where she polished her research skills by assisting inmates in researching a variety of constitutional issues. Jenna also gained invaluable legal experience through an internship with the USA Track and Field legal department and a judicial internship with Judge Stephanie K. Bowman, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Additionally, she was a certified legal intern through the Community Legal Clinic, where she developed and sharpened her pretrial and mediation skills by representing clients who sought guardianship and custody in a variety of family law cases. During her time in Bloomington, Jenna immersed herself in the community by volunteering at the Community Kitchen and becoming a Big Sister through the local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapter.

Prior to attending law school, Jenna taught high school English and Special Education for three years through the Teach for America program—an experience that allowed her to serve local youth and immerse herself in the city of New Orleans.

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law  (J.D., 2019)
    • Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, business editor
    • Admissions Fellow
    • Pro Bono Award recipient
  • The Ohio State University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2013)
    • Advocates for Communities and Education Scholar
    • Sociology
    • Law and Business Minor
    • Dean's List

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section, board member
    • Diversity Committee, co-chair
  • Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Maurer School of Law Young Alumni Steering Committee