Jason C. Jowers is a director at Bayard and co-chair of the firm’s litigation group. He concentrates his practice on corporate, alternative entity, and commercial litigation. He primarily represents members and managers of LLCs, officers and directors of corporations, and companies in high-stakes litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court, Delaware Supreme Court, and United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Additionally, Jason handles arbitrations governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, including cases governed by the Procedures for Large, Complex Commercial Disputes. He has led litigation teams in disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate and LLC control issues, judicial dissolution, and complex commercial arrangements.
In 2016, Jason was appointed by the Superior Court to serve as a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Division Advisory Committee. Additionally, Jason is active in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association where he previously served as the Chair of the Partnerships and Alternative Entities Sub-Committee of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee. Jason also regularly authors articles relating to alternative entity litigation and corporate litigation issues.
In addition to his business litigation practice, Jason is active in law-related and charitable organizations. Jason serves as a member of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and is the Co-Chair of its Judicial Branch Coordination in Helping Pro Se Litigants Subcommittee. He also regularly handles pro bono cases before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware as a member of the Federal Civil Panel. Additionally, Jason sits on the boards of the Delaware Law Related Education Center and the Food Bank of Delaware.
Jason has been recognized for his work in corporate law by Best Lawyers® from 2017-2021. Super Lawyers® has honored him as a Business Litigation Rising Star from 2013-2016 and as a Delaware Super Lawyer® in Business Litigation from 2017-2020. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Benchmark Litigation identified Jason as a Top Litigator Under 40 and Future Star from 2016-2020. He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
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