Jennifer K. Van Zant - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Jennifer K. Van Zant

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Jennifer Van Zant represents clients in complicated business disputes. She has successfully represented businesses and individuals in actions containing antitrust claims, unfair and deceptive trade practices claims, class actions, securities law claims, employment law issues, trademark claims, copyright claims, covenants not to compete, and contract disputes as well as lawsuits concerning sophisticated financial transactions. Her clients include accounting firms, manufacturing entities, health insurance companies, and real estate developers. She brings to her practice a wealth of experience litigating complex multi-party cases in both federal and state court. Jennifer also counsels clients on antitrust compliance, document retention and electronic discovery. She has been published in the North Carolina Historical Review.

Honors & Awards
  • Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America in Banking and Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2014), and Antitrust Litigation (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2015)
  • Ranked by North Carolina Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (2010-2015); Top 50 Women Lawyers (2012-2015); Top 100 (2012, 2014-2015); "Rising Star" (2009)
  • Recognized by her peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Antitrust Law (2010), and "Young Guns" (2008); also permanently recognized in the "Legal Elite Hall of Fame"
  • Recognized as a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation, 2011-2014, and Top 250 Women in Litigation (2015)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Antitrust Litigation (2008-2016)
  • Recipient, Chief Justice Walter Clark Essay Award
Professional & Community Activities
  • Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Trial Practice, Elon Law School, Spring 2008
  • Rules Advisory Committee, North Carolina Business Court, 2006
  • Member, Litigation and Antitrust Sections, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation and Antitrust Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, BackPack Beginnings
  • Chair, Popsicles in the Park, Jones Elementary
  • Volunteer, Jones Elementary
  • Coach, Girls on the Run, 2012-2013
  • Member, Board of Directors, Joseph Branch Inn of Court, 2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, Presbyterian Counseling Center, 2014
  • Member, Session, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2013
Publications, Articles & Speeches
  • "The Perils and Pitfalls of E-Discovery," Speaker, North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2007
  • "How Do I Practice Before the Business Court: A How-To-Guide," Article in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section newsletter, North Carolina Bar Association, June 2007
  • "Complex Litigation in the North Carolina Business Court," Speaker, North Carolina Business Court, May 2007
  • "Students, Employees, Records and Technology: The Diverse Practice of Education Law," Speaker, North Carolina Bar Association, May 2006
  • "Changes at North Carolina Business Court," March 2006

Wake Forest University School of LawJ.D. 1994Duke UniversityBS 1991
Backpack BeginningsFourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Greensboro Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Antitrust of the Greensboro Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the Greensboro Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Antitrust of the Greensboro Metro Area
Jennifer K. Van Zant has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Jennifer K. Van Zant has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Jennifer K. Van Zant has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Jennifer K. Van Zant has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Female