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Legal Ethics Dilemmas in Unreasonable Doubts

Speaker(s): Jennifer Finnegan, Rebecca L. Ambrose, Reyna Marder Gentin
Recorded on: Jul. 31, 2019
PLI Program #: 283176

As a member of Aon’s Law Firm Advisory Team and Loss Prevention group, Jenny advises law firm clients on risk management, professional responsibility and legal ethics issues, and law firm strategic planning. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a litigator and over 12 years of experience in professional responsibility counseling and defense of professional liability claims.

Prior to joining Aon in 2018, Jenny was the General Counsel of Herrick, Feinstein LLP, a mid-sized, full service law firm based in New York. Before taking on the General Counsel role, Jenny was a litigation partner at Herrick, focusing her practice on civil litigation for financial institutions and for manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, consumer products, and automotive industries.

Jenny graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995 and earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey.

Jenny regularly speaks on professional responsibility and attorney-client privilege and work product topics. She is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.

Rebecca L. Ambrose is the Deputy General Counsel of Jackson Lewis, where her practice focuses exclusively on legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. Rebecca advises her firm on a variety of ethics issues including conflicts of interest, disqualification, sanctions, attorney advertising, bar admission requirements and malpractice defense. She frequently lectures on topics related to legal ethics. Rebecca is a 2007 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Reyna Marder Gentin attended college and law school at Yale. She was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton before clerking for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York. For many years, she practiced as an appellate attorney representing criminal defendants who could not afford private counsel. Reyna studies at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and her fiction and personal essays have been published in print and online. 

In November 2018, Reyna’s debut novel, Unreasonable Doubts, was published by She Writes Press. Equal parts legal thriller and love story, Kenneth Feinberg called it “thrilling and informative, a superb novel that should be read by all those interested in how our criminal justice system really works.”  Floyd Abrams agreed, calling Unreasonable Doubts “a delectable book about a charming and savvy young lawyer dealing with demanding personal and professional issues of enormous interest to any reader.”  To learn more, please visit