Wilmington Phone +1.302.574.7294 Fax +1.302.574.3001
1201 N. Market Street, Suite 2201//Wilmington, DE 19801//United States
Jody C. Barillare counsels corporate and individual clients on all aspects of Delaware law, procedure, and corporate and commercial litigation. Jody litigates matters and participates in trials, hearings, and arguments in Delaware state and federal courts, including the Court of Chancery, Superior Court Complex Commercial Litigation Division (CCLD), District of Delaware, and Delaware Supreme Court. Jody has represented both plaintiffs and defendants from a variety of industries, including technology, finance, banking and financial services, software, real estate, healthcare, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals.
Jody counsels companies, stockholders, directors and officers, and investor clients in Delaware corporate and commercial litigation matters. He handles breach of fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors, shareholder derivative class actions, special litigation committees, employee noncompetition/nonsolicitation restrictive covenants, theft of trade secrets and tortious interference with contracts, officer and director indemnification and advancement rights, and expedited injunctive relief. Jody also represents clients in Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) Section 220 shareholder books and records demands, statutory matters arising under Delaware corporate and alternative entity (LLC, LLP) laws and breaches of operating agreements, postclosing indemnification, earn-outs, and escrow disputes arising from merger, stock purchase, or asset purchase agreements. He handles mergers and acquisitions (M&A) litigation, and counsels on the Delaware False Claims and Reporting Act and employment discrimination.
Before attending law school, Jody worked for J.P. Morgan Chase in financial reporting and analysis and business development. His work there included preparing and analyzing financial reporting as well as structuring financial terms and marketing plans for consumer credit card partnerships with high-profile companies and organizations.
Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections, American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Delaware Corporate Subcommittee in the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Corporation Law and Litigation Sections, Delaware State Bar Association
Participant, Federal Trial Practice Program, US District Court for the District of Delaware