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Jason is an experienced litigator representing clients in class and collective actions, discrimination, and trade secret and restrictive covenant matters. Jason works with clients to develop courtroom and arbitration strategies tailored to their legal goals.

Jason is a trusted advisor who counsels clients from startups to Fortune 100 companies on COVID-19 workplace safety, diversity and inclusion, and preventive compliance with anti-discrimination laws. Jason has wide-ranging experience counseling clients across multiple industries – including retail, financial services, technology, and life sciences – on workplace policies, wage and hour issues, and drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants. Jason’s practice also includes managing and advising on employment-related aspects of acquisitions, investments, and other transactions.

Concentrations

  • Trade secrets and restrictive covenant counseling and litigation
  • Class and collective action employment litigation
  • Advising on employment aspects of corporate and investment transactions

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • Won dismissal of trade secret claims in federal court action filed by former consultant against financial services company.°
  • Won dismissal of all claims at the trial court and before the Second Circuit in putative wage and hour class action against online grocer.°
  • First-chaired complete arbitration win for client in a dispute over control of a private equity fund. Following a full merits hearing, the arbitrator awarded damages to client for defamation and breach of contract and dismissed all counterclaims .°
  • Obtained complete summary judgment win for financial services client in action by former senior employee alleging claims of retaliation and discrimination under the Family Medical Leave Act and state and local law. The Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal.°
  • Represented global telecommunications company in high-stakes commercial litigation alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of NDA relating to wireless data transfer technology. Court granted summary judgment to client on all claims.°
  • Represented private equity fund in purchase of majority stake in leading operator of U.S. fitness clubs.°
  • Advised multiple private equity portfolio companies on response to COVID-19.°

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

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Noble & Greenough School Graduates Council

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, University of Michigan Law School
  • A.B., Cornell University
Abilitazioni
  • New York