Libretta Stennes is a respected complex commercial disputes lawyer who skillfully manages clients’ legal risk before claims are filed through ultimate resolution. She has a track record of guiding clients in the agribusiness, chemical, food, manufacturing, and retail industries through their most challenging legal issues.
Libby has extensive experience partnering with business clients on managing legal risk, directing defense of complex litigation and helping clients in the most highly-regulated industries to navigate the intersection of regulatory, legal and reputational issues.
Libby regularly leads teams to design and implement strategic and cost effective solutions for complex litigation cases involving claims ranging from products liability and mass tort to trade secret protection, business torts and breach of contract. Her novel arguments and strategic leadership has resulted in favorable judgments for clients and defeat of class certification.
Libby is also a trusted adviser on environmental and products regulatory and compliance issues. Her clients value her understanding of the impact of global regulatory decisions and market demands. Libby has also partnered with clients through times of major change management, advising on issues around market withdrawal, termination of business relationships, or disruptions to supply chain.
Libby handles all aspects of complex litigation from arguing complex motions to negotiating settlements. Much of Libby’s most valuable work is done well before a matter reaches trial. She regularly counsels clients on risk management strategy.
She often prepares the most critical witnesses for anything from formal testimony to appearances at community meetings. In parallel to ongoing civil litigation, she works alongside regulatory and communication specialists to negotiate with agencies and deliver clear and persuasive advocacy and information to government officials, customers, and other stakeholders.
- J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1997, summa cum laude
- B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1994, Environmental Resource Management
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