Jacquelyn Schell is an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups. Ms. Schell’s commercial litigation practice includes commercial contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, representation of secured lenders, and in particular, defense of media companies and private clients in defamation, First Amendment, and Communications Decency Act litigations.
As part of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, Ms. Schell has defended companies and individuals under investigation by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, District Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies. She also conducts internal corporate investigations and audits.
Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Ms. Schell served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb Judicial Circuit. In that office, she obtained several successful jury verdicts and negotiated plea agreements for both white collar and violent crimes. Ms. Schell earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and spent the fall of her third year as an intern with the U.S. State Department’s Office of Private International Law.