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Jennifer Van Zant focuses her practice on complex business litigation — the more complicated, the better. She represents businesses on a wide array of disputes before federal courts and the North Carolina Business Court, and works closely with clients to make paths toward resolution.


Jennifer represents clients in a variety of complex business disputes, including numerous class action cases and LLC ownership disputes. She thrives in cases that involve complicated legal theories. She has extensive experience representing clients before the North Carolina Business Court and in federal district court.



Law Clerk to Judge N. Carlton Tilley, Jr., U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1994-1995


Honors & Recognitions

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation—Securities (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2014 & 2020), Antitrust Litigation (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2015, 2018 & 2021), Bet-the-Company Litigation (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2017), Banking and Finance Litigation (Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" 2022), Commercial Litigation (2007-2022) and Antitrust Law (2009-2022)

Recognized as a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law" (2022)

Named one of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly's "Women of Justice" (2019)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Business Litigation (2010-2022); Top 50 Women Lawyers (2012-2022); Top 10 (2022); Top 100 (2012, 2014-2019, 2021); “Rising Star” (2009)

Named one of Triad Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business" (2016)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition for Business Litigation (2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Antitrust Litigation (2008-2022)

Recognized by her peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Antitrust Law (2010), Litigation (2018, 2020-2021), Appellate (2021) and Young Guns (2008); also permanently recognized in the "Legal Elite Hall of Fame" for Antitrust Law

Recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a “Rising Star” (2011-2014), a "Future Star" (2015, 2017), a "Local Litigation Star" in Competition/Antitrust (2017-2022) and Top 250 Women in Litigation (2015-2021)



Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1994, magna cum laude; Managing Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, 1993-94

Duke University, B.S., 1991



North Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina



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Jennifer K. Van Zant - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Antitrust - North Carolina

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