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Tennille Checkovich

Smithfield Foods

Tennille currently works with Smithfield Foods and formerly is a litigator and a member of the appeals and issues and class action practice teams at McGuireWoods. She focuses her practice on general appellate matters, multi-jurisdictional litigation, and mass and class actions involving products liability, toxic tort, and environmental claims. She handles cases on appeal and at the trial level in state and federal courts throughout the country. Most recently, Tennille has been representing an entity seeking certification of a defendant class in mortgage-related litigation in federal court in Nevada, coordinating and litigating the defense of over 500 agricultural nuisance claims pending in 26 cases in federal court in North Carolina, and arguing prisoner’s and civil rights appeals asserting constitutional violations in the Fourth Circuit. In addition, Tennille has handled securities and derivative litigation and numerous commercial torts and contract and business disputes. She also conducts litigation monitoring to address appellate and business concerns and advises corporations concerning compliance with federal and state statutes as well as investigations and enforcement actions by state and federal agencies.

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