Jason’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, incident response management, cybersecurity/data breach issues, and government regulatory matters.
Jason’s complex commercial litigation experience is in cyber security/data breach matters, class action defense, and financial services issues in both state and federal courts. Jason’s clients include Fortune 500 companies such as major retailers and financial services institutions, and he often represents clients in high-profile class actions resulting from data exposures, including the largest reported data breach in history.
In addition to his litigation experience, Jason has robust expertise in cyber security, incident response management, and enterprise information security remediation programs. His internal investigation work has involved regulatory, compliance, and enforcement advice with governmental entities such as the FTC, Federal Reserve Bank, FDIC, OCC, FBI, and the US Secret Service. Jason regularly speaks and publishes articles about information security issues as well as class action litigation subjects.
Jason was a law clerk for the Hon. Hugh Lawson of the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and an intern for the Hon. Margaret H. Murphy of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
- Conducted dozens of internal investigations regarding cyber security, consumer services outsourcing, banking and other regulatory compliance, cyber intrusions of major retailers and financial institutions, and information security remediation. Jason has worked with United States and International law enforcement and regulators on such events.
- Advises on data protection and potential compromises of sensitive data for healthcare companies, retailers, financial institutions (banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, payment processors, debt repurchasers, etc.), law firms, and government clients.
- Advised healthcare companies, major web services providers, retailers, financial services, and institutions on government investigations, as well as regulatory compliance for information security and technology issues.
- Defended and prosecuted a variety of commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts (including multi-district litigation, class action, and trial experience) throughout the United States. Many of these matters involved cyber security litigation concerning the Wiretap and Stored Communications Act, the FTC Act, identity theft laws, breach notification statutes, as well as data security claims arising from tort and contract theories. Other matters involved national consumer lenders and creditors in connection with a variety of consumer litigation in Georgia and the surrounding states, specifically with regard to mortgage issues, alleged violations of federal lending statutes such as TILA, RESPA, and FCRA, alleged violations of state statutes regulating mortgage lenders, common law tort claims, and aggressive creditor actions.
- Defended state and federal class actions involving national banking associations' transaction posting order, insurance companies' claims evaluation software, internet service provider and payment processor's early termination fees, and security deed release issues.
- District of Columbia
- New York
BA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, summa cum laude, College Scholars in Spanish and Legal/Cultural Studies; Phi Beta Kappa, Whittle Scholarship, 1999