Jared Mayer

Jared I. Mayer

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, Lecturer in Law

Jared Mayer is a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His research mainly focuses on corporate reorganizations and touches on other domains of private law, such as tort law and the law governing fiduciary duties. His scholarship has appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review Online and the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, among other publications.

Prior to joining the Law School, Jared was an associate in the Business Restructuring group at Ropes & Gray, LLP. In his practice, Jared represented companies, lenders, equity sponsors, and other institutions in an array of in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to Justice Barry T. Albin (ret.) of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Jared received his BA (with honors) and MA - both in philosophy - from Johns Hopkins University, and his JD (with honors) from the University of Chicago Law School.


The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL

J.D. with Honors, June 2021

  • Executive Articles Editor, Chicago Journal of International Law
  • Research Assistant to Professor Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Fellow, Ernst Freund Fellowship in Law & Philosophy, 2022-2023
  • Peer Advisor, Peer Advisor Program

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

M.A., May 2018
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University Honors, May 2018


The University of Chicago Law School

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, September 2023 – Present

Ropes & Gray, LLP, New York, NY

Associate, October 2022 – August 2023

  • Represent public and private companies, lenders, and equity sponsors in a variety of in- and out-of-court matters
  • Drafted pleadings in preparation for the chapter 11 cases of FB Debt Financing Guarantor, LLC and its affiliated debtors

The Honorable Barry T. Albin, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ

Law Clerk, August 2021 – August 2022

  • Drafted five published opinions and fifty-two memoranda in civil, criminal, and family law cases

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, New York, NY

Summer Associate, June – August 2020

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey – admitted March 2023
  • New York – admitted June 2022