Jason Lewis is a Shareholder practicing out of Greenberg Traurig’s Texas offices. Jason, a former Enforcement Attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, is a trial attorney who handles civil and criminal regulatory investigations and litigation matters for corporations and individuals across the country and internationally. His practice focuses on SEC enforcement, securities class actions, government investigations, conducting internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, crisis management, and business disputes and litigation. Jason has been the lead lawyer in federal jury trials relating to securities fraud claims brought by both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He routinely handles high-profile and high-stakes matters.
Jason represents public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, derivative actions, state and federal litigation, and arbitrations. He has defended and regularly represents corporate entities, officers, directors, investment advisors, hedge funds, broker-dealers, and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and litigation involving the SEC, DOJ, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), state securities boards, as well as numerous other state and federal governmental agencies.
During his tenure at the SEC, Jason conducted numerous securities-related investigations, including accounting fraud, market manipulation, offering fraud, auditor misconduct, reporting and disclosure violations, and insider trading. After returning to private practice, he has conducted a broad range of internal corporate investigations, which include accounting irregularities, FCPA, export controls and sanctions, insider trading, corruption, and bank fraud. In addition, Jason advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters.
The 2017 edition of Chambers USA described Jason as possessing “…an excellent reputation for his broad white-collar practice, representing corporations and individuals in civil and criminal regulatory investigations and litigation matters. One interviewee highlights his strength in SEC investigations, while others were left "very, very impressed" with his work.”