Jason has devoted much of his career to representing insurers and financial services institutions in coverage and benefit disputes, including claims involving life, health, disability, property and casualty, and transportation insurance policies, annuities and debt cancellation products. Jason also represents insurers facing allegations of bad-faith claims handling, improper sales practices, ERISA disputes and class action claims. He represents his insurer clients in market conduct examinations and regulatory enforcement actions. In addition to insurers, Jason represents business owners and individuals in a variety of commercial matters, including claims involving breach of contract, employment disputes, nuisance and trespass, and civil racketeering.
While an aggressive litigator, Jason strives to protect his clients from the disruptive and costly impact that litigation can have on business operations. Above all, Jason seeks to integrate his clients’ business imperatives into an efficient strategy to tackle their most critical legal problems.
- A favorable jury verdict in Los Angeles on behalf of a life insurer, where the plaintiff alleged that the insurer denied a multi-million life insurance claim and acted in bad faith
- A reversal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of an order requiring a life insurer to return a premium on fraudulently procured life insurance policy
- Summary judgment in favor of a life insurer voiding a $14 million policy on the basis that the policy lacked an insurable interest at inception
- A favorable verdict in a bench trial on behalf of a disability insurer, finding that an anesthesiologist who discontinued anesthesia practice after completion of substance abuse treatment was not disabled
Jason lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, four children and a golden retriever called Utley.