Stephen Cowen

Stephen Cowen

Lecturer in Law

Stephen Cowen is a partner at the law firm Jones Day, where he is based out of its Detroit, Michigan office. His teaching interests include constitutional and policy issues related to the structure of government; national security law and intelligence law; and foreign relations law. He represents clients in high-stakes trials and appeals; complex business, accounting, and intellectual property disputes; and internal and government investigations involving highly sensitive topics and crisis management. In representing clients in these matters, he routinely counsels and presents to senior management and boards of directors.

Prior to Jones Day, Stephen was Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company in Chicago, and earlier in his career he was a partner at the law firm Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott, LLP in Chicago. Stephen graduated from the Law School with high honors after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College. While at the Law School he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance, accounting, and economics. Following graduation from the Law School, Stephen clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the DC Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the US Supreme Court. Stephen is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.