Jamie Bowers is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. In her role, Ms. Bowers represents the interests of employees, retirees, plan participants and beneficiaries in ERISA cases across the country.
Ms. Bowers is involved in the following high-profile matters:
- Atrium Health Governmental Plans Litigation (W.D.N.C.): Cohen Milstein is litigating a case against Atrium Health, where plaintiffs allege that Atrium is violating numerous provisions of ERISA by wrongfully claiming that its retirement and health plans are exempt from ERISA because it is a governmental entity. Ms. Bowers is actively involved in all aspects of the litigation.
- T. Rowe Price 401(k) Plan Litigation (D. Md.): Cohen Milstein is litigating a case against T. Rowe Price, where plaintiffs allege that T. Rowe Price included their proprietary funds in their plan that charged higher fees than other competitor funds and also underperformed those funds, to the detriment of participants. Ms. Bowers is actively involved in all aspects of the litigation.
- St. Anthony’s Medical Center Church Plan Litigation (N.D. Ill.): Cohen Milstein is co-lead counsel in a case against St. Anthony’s Medical Center. The plaintiffs allege that St. Anthony’s is violating numerous provisions of ERISA by wrongfully claiming that its defined benefit pension plan is exempt from ERISA because it is a church plan. Ms. Bowers is actively involved in all aspects of the litigation.
- Cape Fear River Contaminated Water Litigation (E.D.N.C.): Cohen Milstein serves as Interim Co-Lead Counsel in this litigation, overseeing a series of five putative toxic tort class actions filed against E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company and The Chemours Company.
In addition to her ERISA case work, Ms. Bowers has represented clients in disability and immigration proceedings pro bono.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Bowers served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gary R. Jones at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division. In this role she dealt with a variety of issues arising under federal law, including initial criminal appearances, plea changes, writs of habeas corpus, prisoner litigation, employment litigation, personal injury litigation, civil rights litigation, mass torts litigation, social security disability, and various matters under the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure.
Ms. Bowers attended Duke University, graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Science in 2011. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014. During law school, Ms. Bowers served on the Executive Board as the Administrative Editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.