Jared Bayer


Jared Bayer handles a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, oil and gas lease disputes, gaming licensing litigation, and other contract disputes.  He tries jury and non-jury cases and has handled appeals before intermediate appellate courts and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Jed serves as co-chair of the firm's Hiring Committee.

Jed earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 2005, where he graduated summa cum laude.  He was a note and comment editor for the American University Law Review and authored Toward a Political Principle of Subsidiarity in the United States, 53 Am. U.L. Rev. 1422.  Jed earned his undergraduate degree in economics and Russian and East European studies from Wesleyan University in 2000.  He earned an M.A. in European comparative and regional studies from the American University School of International Service in 2009.  Jed also studied Spanish and Russian language.



Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Jed Bayer Named VIP's Volunteer of the Month

March 18, 2020

Jed Bayer has been named Philadelphia VIP’s Volunteer of the Month

17 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Awarded Pro Bono Service Awards by First Judicial District of PA

October 29, 2015

The judges of the First Judicial Distrct of PA will present pro bono service awards to 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys who have handled pro bono matters this year in FJD courts.

Cozen O’Connor Team Work to Preserve Lower Court Finding for Anadarko in Law360

October 07, 2015

Stephen Cozen, Andrea Hammel, and Jared Bayer are pushing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on behalf of their client Anadarko E&P Co., to preserve a lower court finding that gas lease agreements remain valid in their original form even after the discovery of deed restrictions that must be resolved through legal action.

Andrea Hammel and Jared Bayer Achieve Favorable Ruling for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

July 07, 2014

Andrea Hammel and Jared Bayer, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department, obtained another favorable ruling on behalf of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. On Monday, July 7, the Pennsylvania Superior Court backed a lower court ruling that nixed a drilling rights dispute involving Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp., rejecting a landowner’s argument that oil and gas leases were governed by the Keystone State’s landlord-tenant law.


Fourth Circuit: Rule 23(f) Review Does Not Apply to Decertification Denials [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

August 06, 2014

Rule 23(f) provides for discretionary interlocutory review of an order “granting or denying class-action certification” if a party files a petition for permission to appeal within 14 days after the order is entered.  Last month, the Fourth Circuit rejected an attempt to extend that deadline to...

Disgruntled Class Member Cannot Bring Separate Suit to Collaterally Attack Counsel Fee Award [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

January 07, 2011

The Fifth Circuit recently confirmed the power of the lead plaintiff in class action litigation under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”) to control its choice of and compensation arrangements with counsel. In Brown v. Bilek, the court held that a disgruntled member of...

Consent to Settlement Agreement May Not Bar Negligence Claim [The Legal Intelligencer]

September 30, 2010

Consent to Settlement Agreement May Not Bar Negligence Claim - The Legal Intelligencer - In Guido v. Duane Morris LLP , the New Jersey Supreme Court held in a June 8 opinion that a client's consent to settlement does not necessarily bar a malpractice action arising from that settlement. The court also held that the client need not seek to vacate the underlying settlement agreement as a prerequisite to the malpractice action. In so ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court pulled back from an earlier


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005
  • American University, M.A., 2009
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 2000
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program