Jason P. Gottlieb
Partner & Chair, White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement
Morrison Cohen, LLP
Jason is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice group. His practice focuses on regulatory enforcement, litigation, and arbitration relating to securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, futures and derivatives, and structured finance.
Jason is the principal author of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, and was named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazers. He has been widely quoted for his expertise in the media, including CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Law, Fortune, the National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Real Deal, and many more.
Jason has defended corporate entities, individual officers and directors, and employees in dozens of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC, CFTC, Department of Justice, New York Attorney General’s Office, FINRA, ICE, CME, NYMEX, Arca, and other governmental and self-regulatory agencies. In each matter, Jason brings a practical, business-friendly approach to protecting his client’s interests, both economic and reputational, by quickly getting to the bottom of an issue and, where practical, negotiating a favorable resolution. When necessary, Jason is fully ready to litigate, and has done so – for example, winning dismissal of an SEC case in federal district court, a victory later sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jason regularly advises U.S. and foreign companies on blockchain and cryptocurrency law relating to token offerings and regulatory risk issues, and more broadly, provides specialized and tailored compliance training on U.S. securities and commodities regulations to corporate clients worldwide.
In Jason’s litigation practice, he regularly defends securities issuers, trading companies, cryptocurrency and other blockchain companies, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, real estate entities, banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, and individuals in a host of different areas, including securities, EB5 financing, real estate, structured transactions, partnership disputes, and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Jason was an attorney at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Before becoming a lawyer, Jason worked at a Japanese internet services company in Tokyo.
Morrison Cohen is a law firm that is built to service the middle market. We offer our clients deep experience and senior attorney attention at rational billing rates. We provide a full array of highly sophisticated corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, business litigation, real estate, tax, bankruptcy and restructuring, compensation, benefits and employment, and other commercial, transactional, and individual client legal services.
Our attorneys in different practice areas work seamlessly together in a team approach to provide our clients with full service, business-oriented solutions to their legal needs. We are active in all major industries, including, among others, financial services, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, commodities, manufacturing, telecom, retail, software, medical devices, green technologies, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, transportation, healthcare and fitness, fashion, energy, aerospace, entertainment, and consumer products.
We understand that legal matters must be considered in a timely and cost-effective manner and always with the client's ultimate business goals in mind. At Morrison Cohen, we pride ourselves on our level of client responsiveness and on our ability to provide sound, commercially minded advice for every business challenge. All of our client matters get senior-level attention, which allows the client to get to the right place more quickly and economically than many other sophisticated law firms.
Area of Practice
Legal: Securities Litigation