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Jennifer Lowndes
Special Counsel
One Midtown Plaza, Suite 1030
1360 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.870.7521 tel
404.870.7576 fax
404.694.5621 cell

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Jennifer S. Lowndes is special counsel on the firm's Construction practice team, based in the firm's Atlanta office. Ms. Lowndes routinely assists general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, and owners in drafting and negotiating construction contracts as well as assisting her clients with obtaining commercial resolutions to issues during construction through the preparation and presentation of claims and dispute resolution board hearings. Ms. Lowndes has significant experience representing her clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of disputes related to complex construction projects. 

Representative claims include breach of contract, extra work, delay, lost productivity and disruption, differing site conditions, acceleration, wrongful termination, and enforcement of performance and payment bonds. Ms. Lowndes also has experience defending clients against negligence, gross negligence, punitive damages, and RICO claims in both State and Federal Court. 

Ms. Lowndes received her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 2009, magna cum laude. Ms. Lowndes received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in 2005, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 2000.

While attending law school, Ms. Lowndes served as Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review, was elected to the Brainerd Currie Honor Society, and received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in: Criminal Law, Torts, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Dimensions, Intellectual Property, Environmental Law, Federal Courts, and Advanced Legal Writing. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Lowndes also earned a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research & Drafting. 

Prior to joining Jones Walker LLP, Ms. Lowndes gained experience practicing in the Atlanta offices of two separate Am Law 100 firms, both of which were nationally ranked in the area of Construction Law. 

 

Representative Matters

  • Representing one of the world’s leading construction management companies in a dispute with a government agency involving over $200 million in claims stemming from the abatement and deconstruction of a building located at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.
  • Providing project support for a large Engineering/Construction Firm during a Design/Build Highway Project with a State agency, seeking a commercial resolution for substantial cost overruns related to delay, loss of productivity, and disruption claims.
  • Representing one of the top national construction management companies in a dispute with a City over the demolition and reconstruction of a sports stadium. 
  • Representing a global manufacturing company in an ICC Arbitration setting against the owner involving disputes arising out of the build of one of the largest paper/pulp mills in the world.
 

News

Presentations

  • “Subcontracts: The Masters Institute in Construction Contracts”, September 22, 2017, Federal Publications Seminar

Publications

  • Contributing Author, "Southeast Region," 2017 Construction Law Update
    Wolters Kluwer, 2017
  • “The Contractor’s Emerging Exposure for Design Responsibility”
    ABA Section of Litigation Construction Committee Newsletter Spring 2017
  • Contributing Author, 2016 Construction Law Update
    Wolters Kluwer, 2016
  • "Declaring an Early Victory: Effectively Using Declaratory Judgment to Timely Resolve Fundamental Contract Interpretation Disputes on Federal Government Contracts"
    The Construction Lawyer, Journal of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, Summer 2016
  • "International Legalities of Sustainable Construction"
    Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, November 1, 2014
  • "The Annotated Construction Law Glossary"
    ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Publication, August 1, 2014
  • "Opinion Letters, Representation Issues, and the Impact of the Seagate and Knorr-Bremse Decisions"
    Patent Litigation 2010 Course Handbook #24179, January 1, 2010

Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • America Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry