Jennifer Chambers is a highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice is focused on officer liability and corporate governance issues. She regularly acts for individual directors and boards of multinational and major domestic corporations in connection with high-value disputes and potential liabilities. Jennifer has particular experience acting for clients across the financial services and energy and resources sectors.
Jennifer's experience includes: advising a board with respect to the resolution of multibillion dollar claims that arose out of allegedly misleading or deceptive statements in a prospectus; acting for directors of a significant mining company in relation to alleged breaches of directors' duties and oppression; acting for company officers regarding regulatory investigations; advising the board of an ASX-listed company on potential criminal prosecutions and breach of directors' duties; advising directors of Australian mining subsidiaries on issues arising out of the North American parent company's emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy; and acting for a government agency in a highly complex cross-border insolvency dispute.
Prior to Jones Day, Jennifer practiced as a commercial equity barrister for a number of years, appearing at first instance and on appeal throughout Australia's superior courts, including the High Court. She is a member of the Corporations Law Committee, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has provided pro bono legal services to a diverse client base, including Afghan asylum seekers and indigenous youth. She also has served as a director on the board of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter.
- University of New South Wales (currently earning a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law with expected graduation in 2019); Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD 2017); New South Wales Bar Practice Course (2007); University of Technology, Sydney (LL.B./B.A. with first class honours 2002)
- High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and Supreme Court of New South Wales