Jessica Case Watt is an associate in the Litigation department. Ms. Watt practices complex commercial litigation, with experience in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and disputes related to lending and finance agreements. She has experience representing commercial lenders in pursuing foreclosure actions to judgment and sale in the State of Delaware.
Ms. Watt practices corporate litigation, including matters of corporate control, corporate governance, statutory and contractual disputes, statutory demands for inspection of corporate books and records, and breach of fiduciary duties.
Ms. Watt has experience assisting clients with white collar criminal defense including conducting internal investigations, responding to subpoenas for documents and testimony, cooperating with ongoing investigations, and making presentations to the U.S. Department of Justice prior to indictment. Ms. Watt's white collar practice includes matters involving allegations of health care fraud and violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, andStark law, among other fraud and regulatory offenses.
Ms. Watt has litigated cases in federal and state courts, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the Delaware Supreme Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and the Delaware Superior Court.
Pro Bono Experience
Ms. Watt’s pro bono work has included assisting with applications for asylum to the United States and defense of withholding from removal proceedings.
Judicial Intern, The Hon. Graham C. Mullen, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Summer 2011