Jarret HitchingsDuane Morris LLP , Wilmington, DE
“[Jarret] has a proven track record of professional excellence, service to the bar, service to the community (through pro bono work), as well as leadership activity.”
JARRET is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, where he practices in the areas of distressed-asset litigation and business bankruptcy. He maintains an international bankruptcy and restructuring practice, and has experience appearing before U.S. bankruptcy courts in principal commercial venues. At the same time, he has significant experience practicing before the Delaware courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and Delaware’s Court of Chancery, particularly with respect to business bankruptcies and other insolvency proceedings. He also was included in the 2021 Delaware Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars.
Jarret is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and INSOL International. He is also a member of Class X of the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program. Since 2016, he has authored, either individually or as a co-author, at least 13 articles that have been published in The Legal Intelligencer, Law360, ABI Journal, Delaware Business Court Insider and INSOL World. He also has been a panelist in multiple legal education programs, including speaking for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2018 in a program titled, “Beyond the Surface of Venue: Real World Bankruptcy Practice in 2018.” In addition, he is the Newsletter Editor for ABI’s Emerging Industries and Technology Committee, and he serves on the advisory board of ABI’s Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.
When Jarret was 15, he was severely injured playing high school football. Doctors had given him a 15% chance to live, and he spent six weeks in a medically induced coma. His recovery took nearly a year. Through that experience, he learned patience and perseverance. Today, in addition to his bankruptcy and litigation work, he maintains a robust pro bono practice, regularly representing veterans in connection with disability appeals and low-income individuals in connection with adult guardianship matters. He also is an active mentor, both for junior associates at his firm and for law students through his law school alumni program. In addition, he promotes young lawyers within the profession through his continued work with the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ NextGen Committee.