Jennifer M. Hoekstra

Associate

jhoekstra@nbalawfirm.com

Phone: 800.256.1050
Fax: 318.561.2592

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2220 Bonaventure Court
P.O. Box 1190
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

Jennifer M. Hoekstra joined the Firm in 2007. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Hoekstra boasts an impressive academic and professional record, including graduation from two of the nation’s top schools.

Jennifer was inspired to pursue her law degree while working as a Litigation Assistant at a high profile law firm in New York City. She came to Louisiana to attend Tulane Law School in New Orleans, where she earned her J.D. While attending Tulane, Jennifer received Gary Lawton Fretwell Crest Award, served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and earned a Certificate in Environmental Law.

Jennifer has earned a solid reputation as a skilled writer and researcher, and plays an integral role in the Firm’s Complex Litigation Section. She has recently relocated from New Orleans to our main office in Alexandria.

In addition to her legal abilities, Jennifer is also highly active in the community. She volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of America and maintains an active membership in the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans.

Education

  • J.D., Tulane Law School; New Orleans, Louisiana; 2007
  • B.A., Columbia University; New York City, New York; 2001

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Louisiana – All State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Relevant Experience in Complex Cases

  • In re: Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, MDL No.  1811, Eastern District of Missouri
  • In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299, Western District of Louisiana
  • In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244, Northern District of Texas (Member of Law Committee)
  • In re: Medtronic, Inc., Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation, MDL No 1905, District of Minnesota
  • In Re: Guidant Corp. Implantable Defribrillators Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1708, District of Minnesota
  • In Re: Medtronic, Inc. Implantable Defibrillators Litigation, MDL No. 1726, District of Minnesota
  • In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2197, Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: Navistar 6.0 L Diesel Engine Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2233, Northern District of Illinois
  • In re: KABA Simplex Locks Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2220, Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: Dial Complete Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2263, District of New Hampshire
  • In re: Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2320, District of New Hampshire
  • In re: Bayer Healthcare LLC and Merial Limited Flea Control Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2319, Northern District of Ohio
  • In re: Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2284, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Reported Cases:

  • In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, 666 F.Supp.2d 1004 (E.D. Mo. 2009)
  • Schafer v. Bayer Cropscience LP, No. CV-06-423, 2010 WL 2024890 (Ark. Cir. May 5, 2010), aff’d,—- S.W.3d—-, 2011 Ark. 518 (Ark. 2011).

Professional Memberships & Awards

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Environmental Law Certificate
  • Gary Lawton Fretwell Crest Award Recipient
  • Senior Articles Editor of Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property
  • Visiting Member, University of Wisconsin International Law Journal

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Boys and Girls Club of America, New Orleans, LA
  • Member Young Leadership Council, New Orleans, LA

Published Works

  • Faulkner v. Nat’l Geographic Enter. Inc.: Conflict over Defining Revisions, 8 Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property. 247.