Jennifer Gardner



Jennifer M. Gardner is a business law associate in Foley & Lardner LLP’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s Finance and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Jenny is developing a energy practice with a focus on acquisition and project finance.

Jenny began her career with Foley as a summer associate and law clerk where she researched client issues, conducted acquisitions diligence, prepared closing documents and financial filings and analyzed collateral valuations for Foley’s Finance and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practices.

Prior to joining Foley, Jenny was a senior consulting manager for the Access Sciences Corporation in Houston, Texas where she advised clients and industry groups on protecting information assets and engaging business stakeholders in records management. She developed her business and client relationships by identifying opportunities, understanding client needs and designing custom solutions. Jenny promoted thought leadership by maintaining industry awareness, building knowledge networks and providing training on emerging industry trends. She also presented at industry conferences on information governance, records retention, classification methods and taxonomy design.


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
    • Managing editor, Houston Journal of International Law
    • President, Evening Law Student Association
    • Fundraising chair, The Advocates
    • Member, Association of Women in Law
    • Member, Energy and Environmental Law Society
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX (B.S., cum laude, 2006)
    • International Honor Society for Business Programs

Professional Memberships

  • Member, CAIL Institute for Energy Law Advisory Board
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Women’s Energy Network
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Member, Houston Association of Women Attorneys


  • Texas