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. Jason’s practice focuses on SEC enforcement, government investigations, conducting internal corporate investigations, White Collar criminal defense, securities litigation, crisis management, and business disputes and litigation. Jason routinely handles high-profile and high-stakes matters.
Jason 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (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. Jason also routinely represents public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, derivative actions, state and federal litigation, and arbitrations.
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, Jason 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.”