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  • Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, Mercer Law Review
  • University of Central Florida, M.A., 2005, Highest Honors
  • Emory University, B.A., 2000, Highest Honors
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  • Florida, 2010
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  • Ga. App, 2010
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Jennifer Lowndes
Partner
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 a partner on the firm’s Construction practice team, based in the Atlanta office. Ms. Lowndes has dedicated her career to assisting clients in avoiding and resolving complex construction disputes. She works closely with large construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and developers, as well as international equipment manufacturers in both the public and private sectors. The matters Ms. Lowndes handles span a wide variety of industries, including vertical construction, sports stadiums, highways and related infrastructure, power plants, windfarms, manufacturing and processing plants, pharmaceutical R&D facilities, shipbuilding, and data centers. Given the high profile nature of many of her projects, Ms. Lowndes has significant experience handling sensitive disputes with public relations concerns and political considerations.

Ms. Lowndes’ practice has involved assistance and appearances throughout the United States as well as in international forums. Her representative services include negotiating and drafting contracts involving various delivery methods for both privately financed and publicly funded projects, as well as assisting clients with obtaining commercial resolutions to issues during construction through the preparation and presentation of claims and dispute resolution board hearings. Ms. Lowndes routinely represents clients in both mediation and arbitration as well as more traditional litigation settings in state and federal court.

While attending law school, Ms. Lowndes served as Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review, was elected to the Brainerd Curie Honor Society (Mercer’s version of Order of the Coif), and received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence given to the top student in the class for: 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.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2018 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers in the area of Construction Litigation
  • Recognized as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 US in the area of Real Estate - Construction (2018)
  • Named to Benchmark Litigation "40 & Under Hot List" 2018

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.
 

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Presentations

  • "Resolving Construction Disputes", September 2017, Federal Publications Seminars, Las Vegas, NV
  • "Payment and Performance Bond Claims and Liens - Traps for the Unwary", May 2017, Jones Walker LLP Annual Construction Law Update, Atlanta, GA
  • Panelist, "Are Those Your Fingerprints on the Prints?", December 2016, Construction SuperConference, Las Vegas, NV
  • "What Everyone Wants to Know: Who Pays for Defective Design", October 2016, Jones Walker LLP Annual Construction Law Update, Houston, TX

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, 2010
  • "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
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry