Jason M. Halper, Co-Chair of the Financial Services Litigation practice, is a recognized leader in the fields of financial services and securities law and corporate governance/M&A. Clients turn to Jason because of his proven track record over 25 years of obtaining results that meet each client's unique needs -- as described in Chambers USA, he "takes the time and energy to really understand the client" and "focuses on what is important."
Formerly a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Jason is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. For over 25 years, he has represented financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other clients in high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. He also is a member of the Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois and has tried cases to jury verdict or decision in federal and state courts, regulatory tribunals and arbitrations around the country.
Jason is an adjunct professor in corporate and securities law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a frequent speaker and author. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School's Program on Corporate Governance and a regular Guest Contributor to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He has published there as well as in, among others, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, The New York Law Journal, Law360, Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, The Review of Securities& Commodities Regulation, Insights: The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, The M&A Lawyer and Transaction Advisors.
He has been recognized for his legal abilities by numerous publications and associations, including:
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 financial instrument and other 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 is a member of the Federal Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the Programming Committee of the Federal Bar Council, and various American Bar Association Committees focused on business law. Jason’s community service activities include serving as Vice Chair of the New York Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and as a member of the Executive Board of the GlamourGals Foundation.
SEC, Stock Exchange and Other Regulatory Investigations
Financial Instruments and Other Contract Disputes
Corporate Governance and M&A