Jason is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement relating to securities, commodities, futures and derivatives, and structured finance. Jason also has significant expertise in intellectual property litigation, as well as international arbitration both in the United States and abroad.
Jason is a business-savvy litigator who knows that the goal of business litigation is an economically favorable result, whether in the form of an outright dismissal, a favorable settlement, or, if necessary, winning at trial. By understanding and paying close attention to his client’s business realities throughout the lifespan of a matter – from pre-litigation dispute resolution and mediation through motions, discovery, trial or arbitration, appeals, and enforcement – Jason has a strong track record of favorable, practical resolutions.
In his regulatory enforcement practice, Jason has defended clients in dozens of investigations by the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, NYAG, D.C. DISB, FINRA, ICE, CME, NYMEX, Arca, and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. In each case, Jason brings a practical, business-friendly approach to protecting his client’s interests, both economic and reputational, by quickly getting to the bottom of an issue and, where practical, negotiating a favorable resolution. When necessary, Jason is fully ready to litigate a regulatory matter, and has done so – for example, winning a dismissal of an SEC case in federal district court, a victory later sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States. Jason frequently represents both corporate entities, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees in conjunction with an investigation into their company.
Jason has represented manufacturing companies, trading companies, pharmaceutical companies, banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, and individuals.
Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Jason was an attorney at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Before becoming a lawyer, Jason worked at a Japanese internet services company in Tokyo.
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