Jason Wenker focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts across the country, with significant experience in multi-count cases involving contract, intellectual property, and technology disputes. Mr. Wenker has handled cases with claims for breach of contract (such as non-disclosure agreements), fraud, unfair trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, trademark infringement, and copyright infringement. He works closely with clients from the outset to conduct early case assessments and identify cost-effective dispute resolution strategies. He also assists companies with product safety issues, including evaluating and implementing product recalls in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

During his more than 15 years of practice, Mr. Wenker has handled a variety of complex litigation matters for companies including E.I. du Pont de Nemours, LabCorp, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Hanesbrands Inc., Tempur Sealy, and Kennametal Inc. and has successfully resolved litigation matters via summary judgment, mediated settlements, arbitration, and trial. He has been recognized as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and was named to the Triad Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under 40" list.

Professional & Community Activities

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Board Member

Crosby Scholars, Board Member and Chair of Governance Committee

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Board of Visitors

Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court, Barrister

21st Judicial District Bar Association, Bar Candidate Committee, Member and past Chair

Forsyth County Bar Association, Member

Leadership North Carolina, Class of 2013

Cook Elementary School, Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer

Centenary United Methodist Church, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Member (Former)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2001)
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., History (1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Business Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7416
f +1 336.734.2652
Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
t +1 404.815.6013

Jason M. Wenker

Experience Highlights

Summary judgment forĀ E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in false patent marking qui tam case filed more
Defense of clothing manufacturer against contract and tort claims
Represented international apparel manufacturer against contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, and related claims brought by former exclusive more
Automotive product liability litigation
Served as regional defense counsel for automobile manufacturers in dozens of federal and state court cases across the Southeast alleging personal more