Adjunct Professor Jack B. McCowan, Jr. is a litigation partner at Gordon & Rees LLP. He has more than 30 years of experience representing defendants in personal injury cases with an emphasis in product liability cases. Professor McCowan has tried personal injury cases to juries in state and federal courts involving a wide variety of products. He has specialized in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device cases over the last 20 years. Professor McCowan has served as national, regional and local trial counsel for a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies
Professor McCowan is member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has served on the association’s executive committee. He was a member of the faculty of the IADC Trial Academy in 1992. Professor McCowan is the immediate past chair of the Defense Research Institute’s Drug and Medical Device Committee.
Professor McCowan graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1970 and spent a year at the University of Madrid, as part of the University of California’s Education Abroad Program. He received is J.D. degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 1974.