Jared Ruocco

Senior Counsel
Tel: 332-206-0205
Fax: 213-612-3773


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2014)
  • Brandeis University, B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2011)

Prior Affiliations

  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP


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 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.

Before 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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.
  • Beneficial family shareholders of several companies in a nationwide network of beer distributorships known as the “Sheehan Family Companies.” The case involves numerous claims and counterclaims related to the corporate governance of the Sheehan Family Companies, 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 capital raise.
  • Healthcare technology startup in multiple disputes with former advisors to the company who sought stock in the company.
  • Pharmaceutical research and development company in contract dispute adverse to company retained to market innovative chemotherapy antidote on the pharmaceutical company’s behalf.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Bar Admissions

  • New York