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Jason Hicks

Jason Hicks is a member of the firm’s litigation group and represents businesses and individuals in civil litigation matters. His practice touches on all manners of disputes affecting businesses and professionals, and he has experience representing clients in actions involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative matters, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment, trademark, governmental False Claims Act suits, product defect, and general liability matters, among other areas. Jason’s practice spans across a variety of industries, such as casino and gaming, medicine and medical devices, live entertainment, banking, construction, technology, restaurant, and media. Jason’s clients range from business executives for Fortune 500 companies, to professional athletes and musicians, to small business owners. He also counsels clients on how to avoid the pitfalls of litigation altogether.

Jason’s experience also includes the representation of individuals and businesses being investigated, or having been charged, by the government with various white collar offenses, such as health care and financial fraud, extortion, money laundering, structuring, and conspiracies.

Jason has represented clients at all stages of litigation including at trial, sentencing, and on appeal.

He has been recognized as a Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” honoree, a peer-reviewed award that acknowledges attorneys who are in the earlier stages of their careers and have achieved professional excellence in private practice.

Concentrations

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate litigation
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Employment litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation
  • Entertainment litigation

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of professional football player in federal lawsuit concerning allegations of misconduct in a casino.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of human resources executive in employment action.
  • Obtained full dismissal on behalf of former limited liability company member in lawsuit alleging breach of operating agreement and fraudulent transfer of land valued at $50 million.
  • Represented production company in breach of contract suit brought by entertainer related to Las Vegas residency.
  • Represented consignment company in lawsuit by former employees for unpaid wages and tortious discharge.
  • Represented hemp company in investigation and seizure of product by state authorities, including obtaining dismissal and return of all product.
  • Represented hotel in investigation by state authorities concerning worker’s compensation issues.
  • Represented transportation company in dispute challenging actions by state regulatory authority.
  • Represented tech start-up company and its executive officers in defeating motion for injunction related to breach of contract suit by former vendor.
  • Member of defense team in three-and-a-half week jury trial of well-known entertainer.°
  • Part of trial team that obtained an acquittal on all counts after a six-day jury trial in a federal Hobbs Act case.°
  • Obtained settlement for real estate company sued by the United States in a case alleging violations of the False Claims Act.°
  • Obtained sentence of probation with no term of incarceration in illegal gambling and structuring case involving over $1.3 million in alleged transactions.°
  • Obtained sentence of probation with no term of incarceration in federal money laundering and structuring case related to the operation of a medical practice.°
  • Obtained sentence of probation with no term of incarceration in federal tax evasion case.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hicks prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2013
    • Civil Justice Clinic
  • B.S., University of Nevada, Reno, 2010
Referendariat / Praktika
  • Hon. James C. Mahan, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2013-2014
Zulassung
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit