Jessica Case Watt

Tel 302.252.4449
Fax 302.252.4466

Jessica Case Watt is an associate in the Litigation department. Jessica 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.

Jessica 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.

Jessica 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. Jessica's white collar practice includes matters involving allegations of health care fraud and violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act among other fraud and regulatory offenses.

Jessica 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.

Jessica is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues. 

Pro Bono Experience

Jessica's pro bono work has included assisting with applications for asylum to the United States and defense of withholding from removal proceedings.

Judicial Internships

Judicial Intern, The Hon. Graham C. Mullen, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Summer 2011

Recognitions and Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch," – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Wilmington), 2021


Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2019 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 8, 2020

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2018 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 2, 2019

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2017 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, December 12, 2017

Co-author, "Delaware Court of Chancery Holds Anti-Reliance Clause May Bar Fraud Claims Premised on Representations Outside of Agreement," Ballard Spahr alert, December 8, 2015

Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Clarifies 'Date of Receipt' of Online Mortgage Payment," Ballard Spahr Mortgage Banking Update, April 30, 2015

The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law (J.D. 2013 magna cum laude)
Senior Editor, Penn State Law Review

University of North Carolina (B.A. 2010, with distinction)


U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit