Jared Ruocco

Jared E. Ruocco

Senior Counsel
152 W 57th Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019
tel: (332) 206-0205



Jared is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Jared has successfully litigated a wide array of commercial matters, including ones involving shareholder and corporate governance disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, “busted” M&A transactions, commercial contract disputes, fraud claims, business torts, and employment disputes. Jared has represented a diverse range of companies, organizations, and individuals spanning a diverse mix of businesses and industries, including private equity, commercial real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, software, consumer product wholesale and distribution, and startups.

Jared regularly appears before federal and state courts around the country and has also represented clients in several confidential arbitrations before well-known arbitration organizations such as JAMS, AAA, and FINRA. Jared also has particular expertise litigating in Delaware Chancery Court and has successfully represented clients in a number of matters there, including through trial.

In addition to his legal practice, Jared also served as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School for several years where he taught courses related to litigation practice.

During law school, Jared also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Noami Reice Buchwald on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


“Jared is a fantastic trial lawyer and strategist. He quickly identifies the best path to victory for the client consistent with the client’s objectives and concerns, and develops unique insights that position the case for the best possible resolution (whether through settlement or trial).”

– Rollo C. Baker, IV Co-Chair of Corporate Governance Litigation
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Notable Representations

Represented Mirae Asset Management in a $6 billion “busted” deal case before the Delaware Chancery Court related to the failed sale of a portfolio of luxury hotels. Following expedited pre-trial proceedings and a fully remote trial amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court found that Mirae Asset Management properly terminated the sale based both on the Material Adverse Effect provision in the parties’ transaction agreement and the seller’s breach of another contractual condition precedent to closing. The Court ordered that Mirae Asset Management be returned its $580 million deposit and further awarded Mirae $33.5 million in attorneys’ fees. See, e.g., Delaware judge excoriates Gibson Dunn in Anbang/Mirae busted deal ruling. The decision was affirmed 5-0 by the Delaware Supreme Court on appeal.

Representing beneficial family shareholders in corporate governance dispute concerning several companies in a nationwide network of beer distributorships known as the “Sheehan Family Companies.” The case involves numerous claims and counterclaims, including claims and counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment.

Lion Copolymer Holdings LLC and its controlling shareholder in defending a suit brought by several minority shareholders in Delaware Chancery Court related to a contested multi-million dollar capital raise.

Represented Menalto Advisors LLC in a Delaware Superior Court action against a former client regarding a multi-million-dollar investment banking fee on a complex M&A transaction.

Represented market leading Amazon brand aggregator in multi-million-dollar arbitration regarding breaches of representations and warranties and disputed inventory liabilities arising from complex M&A transaction.

Represented advanced stage startup in multiple disputes with M&A counterparties in matters concerning millions of dollars in contested earnout payments.

Representing renown investment bank in fee dispute concerning 300+ million equity financing transaction

Represented healthcare technology startup in multiple disputes with former advisors to the company who demanded equity in the company.

Represented pharmaceutical research and development company in contract dispute adverse to company retained to market innovative chemotherapy antidote on the pharmaceutical company’s behalf.

Represented Skype co-founder against claims for breach of contract and tortious interference relating to a series of private investment funds. After motion practice challenging personal jurisdiction and seeking dismissal of the claims, successfully obtained stay of all discovery and the matter settled on confidential terms.

Represented luxury fashion brand in commercial real estate dispute with large commercial landlord regarding the lease on the fashion brand’s flagship location in New York City.


Jared Successfully Argues Preliminary Injunction For Trust Beneficiary Shareholder .


Columbia Law School, JD (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2014)
Brandeis University, BA (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2011)


Bar Admissions
New York

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Prior Affiliations

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP