Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jason Halper represents domestic and foreign financial institutions, corporations and individuals in complex business disputes and government investigations throughout the country.
He is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases to jury verdict or decision in federal and state courts, regulatory tribunals and arbitrations. Jason also is a frequent speaker and author whose articles have been published by, among others, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The New York Law Journal, Law360, Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.
His clients include public and private companies, underwriters, lenders, professional firms, corporate directors and other individuals in a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, defense, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, real estate, supermarkets and telecommunications. Jason represents these clients in securities, derivative, ERISA and RICO class actions, SEC and stock exchange investigations and arbitrations, internal investigations, suits claiming breaches of fiduciary duty, insider trading or other misconduct by corporate directors, substantial contract disputes, bankruptcy-related proceedings, and litigation arising from M&A or other transactions involving changes in or contests for corporate control in Delaware Chancery Court and elsewhere.
Jason has been recognized for his legal abilities by numerous publications and associations, including:
-- Chambers USA as a leading securities litigation defense attorney, noting that he received "effusive praise from clients as 'a highly analytical attorney who addresses problems proactively and calmly, '" for his abilities as "a strong trial lawyer, " and "continuously doing an excellent job."
-- Legal 500 US as "highly knowledgeable and capable" and "extremely good in the courtroom."
-- Benchmark Litigation, nationally and in New York, as a litigation "star" capable of handling complex business disputes anywhere in the country.
-- Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation)
-- New York Super Lawyers
-- Avenue Magazine's Legal Elite
-- Marquis Who's Who in American Law
-- "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer acknowledgment of ethical standards and legal ability.
-- Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
-- He has been quoted in The New York Times and by, among others, Thomson Reuters and the International Financial Law Review on legal issues affecting business.
Jason is the co-author of the chapter on Internal Investigations in the Third Edition of the leading treatise, Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, which was published in December 2011.
Jason received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Articles & Commentary Editor of the Fordham Law Review. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable David N. Edelstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Jason has served on the Editorial Board of the Energy Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, as well as on various ABA securities, class action, corporate governance and business litigation committees.
In addition to the ABA, he is a member of the Programming Committee of the Federal Bar Council; the Bar of the City of New York; the Securities Industry Association – Compliance & Legal Division; and the Executive Committee of the Lawyer's Division and the New York Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League.
Jason is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Second and Third Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Colorado.