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Jason P. Gottlieb

Partner & Chair, White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement
Tel: 212.735.8837
Fax: 917.522.9937
Email: jgottlieb@morrisoncohen.com

Jason is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice group. His practice focuses on regulatory enforcement, litigation, and arbitration relating to securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, futures and derivatives, and structured finance. 

Jason is the principal author of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, and was named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazers.  He has been widely quoted for his expertise in the media, including CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Law, Fortune, the National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Real Deal, and many more.

Jason has defended corporate entities, individual officers and directors, and employees in dozens of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC, CFTC, Department of Justice, New York Attorney General’s Office, FINRA, ICE, CME, NYMEX, Arca, and other governmental and self-regulatory agencies.  In each matter, 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, and has done so – for example, winning dismissal of an SEC case in federal district court, a victory later sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jason regularly advises U.S. and foreign companies on blockchain and cryptocurrency law relating to token offerings and regulatory risk issues, and more broadly, provides specialized and tailored compliance training on U.S. securities and commodities regulations to corporate clients worldwide.

In Jason’s litigation practice, he regularly defends securities issuers, trading companies, cryptocurrency and other blockchain companies, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, real estate entities, banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, and individuals in a host of different areas, including securities, EB5 financing, real estate, structured transactions, partnership disputes, and intellectual property.

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.

Professional Activities

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
New York County Lawyers’ Association
Federal Bar Council


The National Law Journal, “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech Trailblazers”, 2018