JENNIFER SAULINO, a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, possesses an unusual ability to translate complex legal theories into simple, clear messages for judges and juries. As a first-chair trial lawyer, she focuses on synthesizing extensive case findings into crisp themes, uncovering and dissecting critical, compelling facts, and shaping successful strategies that position clients for optimal results. With experience trying more than a dozen complex, lengthy cases to jury verdicts, and having appeared in numerous federal and state courts across the country, individuals and corporations consistently seek her leadership when faced with tough litigation.
Jennifer is ranked by Chambers USA for General Commercial Litigation (2022–2023) and Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (2023) in District of Columbia with clients recognizing her trial prowess and high-quality advice.
“Jennifer has proven herself as a high-performing trial attorney” and “she is always extremely professional and provides good advice.”
Chambers USA 2023
Jennifer served for nearly seven years as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, where she held a number of positions, including Assistant Chief of the Section. During her time at the DOJ, she led trial teams as first chair in some of the Fraud Section’s most difficult and complex cases. Prior to joining Sidley, Jennifer was a partner at another international law firm.
Combining her decades as a trial lawyer in large, complex, document-intensive cases; her experience working with executives and employees of major corporations in trials of great significance; together with her years as a criminal fraud prosecutor, Jennifer handles criminal and civil trial matters by mastering complex facts with an eye toward creating clear, direct, simple presentations for juries, empowering them to make the right decision based on understanding the facts and law while resisting emotion or anger.