James N. Bowen

Jim Bowen focuses his practice on complex business, healthcare and commercial litigation.  He represents business and individual clients in state and federal court, in mediation, and in arbitration.

A significant portion of Jim’s practice is devoted to representing healthcare clients.  Jim regularly represents hospitals and hospital systems in disputes with managed care payors.  Jim’s recent managed care experience has included cases involving the breach of network participation agreements, out-of-network reimbursement disputes, Sequestration-related payment disputes, improper underpayments and recoupments, and medical necessity and other payment denials.  Jim also represents hospitals and other healthcare clients in their corporate and business litigation matters.  Jim has experience representing for-profit hospital systems, university medical systems, non-profit hospital systems, community hospitals, pharmacies, healthcare IT companies and an array of other healthcare clients located throughout the country.

In addition to his work for healthcare clients, Jim represents a diverse group of clients in complex business and commercial litigation matters, including securities class actions, M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, business torts, breach of contract cases, RICO matters, intellectual property disputes and other business and corporate disputes.  Jim has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in both state and federal court, and he has argued cases before numerous state and federal courts of appeal.  Jim is admitted to the Tennessee and New York bars and to practice in numerous federal courts.

Prior to joining Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC, Jim worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. 

Jim graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a Distinguished Major in history and was elected Phi Beta Kappa.  Jim also graduated from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated near the top of his class.  Jim is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, where he attended Montgomery Bell Academy, graduating as Salutatorian.  Jim has been repeatedly recognized in Chambers USA for his experience in commercial litigation.

Jim is an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University, teaching a business law course in the Jack C. Massey College of Business.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Healthcare
Securities Litigation
Intellectual Property
General Business Advice

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2002
University of Virginia, B.A. 1998

Bar Admissions

New York, 2002
Tennessee, 2005

Contact

Phone: (615) 320-3700 ext. 144
jimbowen@rwjplc.com

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