Jason’s litigation experience includes representing a wide variety of clients at all phases of litigation, including motion practice, discovery, trial and appeal. Jason focuses on class action defense and product liability matters, including automotive, product labeling and employment claims. He has successfully defended a variety of institutions against fraud, promissory estoppel, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, breach of contract, wage-and-hour allegations, defamation and unfair business practices allegations, as well as a host of state and federal statutory claims.
Jason presently serves as pro bono counsel for two refugees from Central America seeking asylum.
Before joining Shook, Jason served as a judicial extern to U.S. District court Judge B. Lynn Winmill and as a litigation associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP where he handled a variety of litigation matters, including contract, intellectual property, product liability and insurance disputes. Jason also worked as a litigator specializing in financial services issues at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C.
Jason earned his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he served on the Board of Directors for Boalt Hall’s Moot Court Executive Board and organized the Boalt Hall McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition.
Before law school, Jason served as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Congressman Michael M. Honda. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, where he graduated magna cum laude, earned distinction on his senior thesis and played NCAA intercollegiate soccer for four years.
Jason has served as trial counsel in a variety of matters, including as second chair counsel in a week-long jury trial involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices, representing a nationwide financial services entity. The trial resulted in a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of his client.
Jason has defended multiple statewide wage-and-hour employment class actions in both federal and state court. He also has defended against statutory and fraud allegations in a multidistrict product liability action and in two coordinated California state court proceedings on behalf of a nationwide automaker, working actively at all stages of litigation, including trial and appellate levels.