Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that Jason C. Jowers and James H. McMackin, III will become partners, effective January 1, 2012. David H. Williams, the firm’s Managing Partner, made the announcement and stated “the elections will expand and strengthen several of the firm’s practice groups.”
Mr. Jowers joined Morris James LLP in 2003 and is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation Group. He primarily focuses on corporate, alternative entity, and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court. Mr. Jowers has litigated matters involving a variety of substantive issues, including: LLC governance; fiduciary duties of officers and directors of corporations; inspection of books and records of corporations and LLCs; complex contracts; director and officer liability insurance coverage; trade secret misappropriation; and covenants not to compete. In addition to his corporate and fiduciary litigation practice, he regularly handles pro bono cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware as a member of the Federal Civil Panel. Mr. Jowers also serves as Chair of the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, and is a member of the Board of the Delaware Law Related Education Center. He is admitted in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, the U.S. District Court of Delaware and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Mr. Jowers received his B.A., cum laude, With Honors, in 2000 from Rhodes College and his J.D., in 2003, from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he was the Regional Champion and National Quarterfinalist in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's Student Trial Advocacy Competition in 2003.
James H. McMackin, III joined Morris James LLP in 2004. In his employment, education and governmental relations law practice, he appears before the Delaware courts, arbitrators and administrative bodies. Mr. McMackin frequently counsels and represents clients on matters involving non-compete agreements, suits alleging discrimination and retaliation, and contractual obligations. He serves as counsel in negotiating and drafting contracts and complying with Delaware education laws. Mr. McMackin is a former chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and a frequent panelist and presenter on employment and education law topics. Mr. McMackin received his B.A. in 1996 from Muhlenberg College and his J.D., cum laude, in 2002 from Widener University School of Law. He was an Intern for The Honorable Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Mr. McMackin was a Honey F. Colby Memorial Scholarship recipient and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Society. Mr. McMackin is admitted in Delaware, the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.