Jessica R. Kunz

Bio

Jessica Kunz concentrates on matters involving the governance of corporate entities, federal securities law and intellectual property law.

Ms. Kunz has assisted in numerous matters, including the representation of:

  • MacAndrews & Forbes in securing summary judgment against former stockholders’ post-closing claims for money damages and subsequent affirmance on appeal in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., in which the Delaware Supreme Court established a new standard of review for controlling stockholder going-private mergers;
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in securing summary judgment against Pi-Net International, Inc., which accused J.P. Morgan of infringing three patents relating to a system and method for performing online transactions, and the subsequent dismissal of Pi-Net’s appeal to the Federal Circuit; and
  • CommonWealth REIT in the successful enforcement of a board-adopted arbitration bylaw in the context of an activist hedge fund’s efforts to take control of the trust.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2011 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review)
  • B.S. in Neuroscience, Washington & Lee University, 2007 (magna cum laude)

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court (Delaware)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District

Jessica R. Kunz