Jayshree R. Jewett

Counsel

Dallas
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Overview

Jayshree Jewett advises clients on domestic and international transaction negotiation and management, corporate compliance, governance, and risk assessment. Jayshree is a highly accomplished and seasoned attorney with fifteen years of international and domestic experience in corporate and commercial law (including as General Counsel). She handles complex corporate and commercial matters, and provides clients with solutions-driven advice that aides them in achieving their business goals. Jayshree also draws from her experience with technology transactions as well as intellectual property matters, and provides clients with strategic counsel on matters relating to trademark and copyright. Jayshree strives to handle complicated challenges in a fast paced, high-pressure environment, while achieving positive results within a tight budget.

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  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide variety of complex commercial agreements, including consulting agreements, statements of work, software license agreements, professional services agreements, reseller agreements, information technology agreements, and non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
  • Manages intellectual property matters for clients and provides advice on strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, including trademarks and copyrights.
  • On behalf of international airline service, negotiated aircraft purchase agreements for three new Airbus 330 aircraft, the associated Rolls Royce engines, maintenance agreements, software license agreements for a state of the art in-flight entertainment system, and secured and finalized $180 million of pre-delivery financing.
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Experience

  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide variety of complex commercial agreements, including consulting agreements, statements of work, software license agreements, professional services agreements, reseller agreements, information technology agreements, and non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
  • Manages intellectual property matters for clients and provides advice on strategies for the protection of intellectual property rights, including trademarks and copyrights.
  • On behalf of international airline service, negotiated aircraft purchase agreements for three new Airbus 330 aircraft, the associated Rolls Royce engines, maintenance agreements, software license agreements for a state of the art in-flight entertainment system, and secured and finalized $180 million of pre-delivery financing.
  • Negotiated lease agreements for Boeing 737 aircraft, a series of additional ATR 72 aircraft, and two additional Twin Otter aircraft for international airline.
  • Represented global airline in negotiating a new passenger-reservations-systems agreement with a global technology travel company, saving $1.8 million.
  • Renegotiated collective bargaining agreements with unions representing pilots and flight attendants, significantly reducing labor costs by $10 million and increasing productivity for international airline.
  • Represented international airline service in restructuring individual employment agreements, resulting in a 20% reduction in employee costs, and effectively managed employee redundancies as a part of the overall restructuring process.
  • Led seamless transition of wholesale rebranding and change of corporate name from major international airline, including all aspects of its intellectual property portfolio, regulatory compliance and corporate transactional matters.
  • Managed the worldwide trademark and domain portfolio on behalf of global airline and its subsidiaries.
  • Led all aspects of legal affairs for international airline service, including its wholly-owned subsidiary, in Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the South Pacific Island Group, Hong Kong, and the United States, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director and Board of Directors.
  • Led trademark cancellation petition with the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel infringing trademarks, subsequently obtaining ruling.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated asset transfer agreements for mega-churches, joint venture agreements between nonprofits and for-profit entities, franchise agreements, independent contractor agreements, and intellectual property contracts.
  • Negotiated a joint venture agreement for production of a documentary film between nonprofits and for-profit entities.
  • Negotiated contracts with songwriter and artist for the production and release of music albums and singles.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Plano Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • Fiji Airways: General Counsel

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • LL.M., Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School, 2014, with highest honors
  • LL.B., University of the South Pacific, 2004; Valedictorian; Best Fijian Law Student Award, Fiji Law Society

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi