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Jaclyn C. Levy

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Jaclyn C. Levy focuses her practice on corporate and commercial litigation in matters involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities. Her experience includes stockholder class and derivative actions, actions for appraisal, indemnification and advancement actions, and demands to inspect books and records. She also has experience counseling boards of directors and corporate clients on their rights and obligations under Delaware law.

Representative Matters

  • Oxbow Carbon & Mineral Holdings, Inc. and William I. Koch in a dispute with minority investors over an attempt by those investors to force a sale of Oxbow Carbon, resulting in a successful appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court (Oxbow Carbon & Minerals Holdings, Inc. v. Crestview-Oxbow Acquisition, LLC, 2019 WL 237360 (Del. 2019))
  • CertiSign Holding, Inc. in the successful defense of claims by a former director for the validation of stock options and a debt assumption agreement under 8 Del. C. § 205, resulting in a post-trial damages award in favor of the company (CertiSign Holding, Inc. v. Kulikovsky, 2018 WL 2938311 (Del. Ch. June 7, 2018))
  • Shire US Holdings, Inc. in the successful dismissal of a claim by a stockholders’ representative that post-closing contingent milestone payments were due based on the results of clinical trials (Fortis Advisors LLC v. Shire US Holdings, Inc. 2017 WL 3420751 (Del. Ch. Aug. 9, 2017))
  • AOL, Inc. in expedited litigation relating to its acquisition of Millennial Media (Nguyen v. Barrett, 2016 WL 5404095 (Del. Ch. Sept. 20, 2016))
  • C&J Energy Services, Inc. and director defendants in stockholder litigation seeking to enjoin C&J’s acquisition of Nabors Industries Ltd., resulting in a successful appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court (C&J Energy Serv’s., Inc. v. City of Miami Gen. Emps.’ & Sanitation Emps.’ Ret. Trust, 107 A.3d 1049 (Del. 2014))
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Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011, Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Villanova Law Review

Emory University, B.A., 2008 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2011
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2012

Professional Activities and Honors

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law, 2022 - present

Listed in inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® for Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law (2021)