A rising star

Jason has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2014.

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Merrill Lynch v. Manning

Jason recently co-wrote the article, “SCOTUS Ruling Shows Limits of Securities Exchange Act's Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause,” for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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Financial services experience

Jason has particular expertise in the financial services industry, having represented banks, executives and directors in a variety of high-stakes litigations, investigations and regulatory enforcement actions involving allegations of fraud, corruption, government regulations, fraudulent transfers and breach of contract.

Jason A. Levine’s diverse experience in commercial disputes, internal and government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions and appeals to state and federal courts provides him with a broad understanding of complex litigation matters. Jason has represented individuals, financial institutions, and corporations in large-scale matters including litigation and investigations concerning United States sanctions laws, fraud, corruption, financial services, government regulations, fraudulent transfers, multifarious business torts, and contract disputes.

Jason’s commitment to his clients’ causes is evident through his mindfulness and deliberate approach to each and every matter. He is extremely accessible and unapologetically cost-conscious for all of his clients. Jason’s devotion to the practice of law is demonstrated by his active pro bono efforts, which include, among others, representing indigent individuals in both criminal and civil rights matters.

Jason has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Business Litigation and White Collar Defense “Rising Star” every year since 2014. He is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Comments Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also received a BA in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, Jason worked in the litigation and white collar practice groups of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • Representations of individuals, corporations and partnerships in connection with investigations arising out of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania involving allegations of bribery and violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Representation of money center bank in connection with multi-jurisdiction investigation involving state, federal and foreign regulators and enforcement authorities.
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in retaliation case under the False Claims Act. Successfully moved for summary judgment after discovery.
  • Representation of Chapter 11 Trustee of Estate in bankruptcy tasked with investigating and litigating claims against officers and directors of bankrupt company and third parties.
  • Representation of the School District of Philadelphia on various labor disputes and matters relating to special needs programs for students.
  • Representation of former CEO of IndyMac Bank in matters arising out of the government bank takeover, including knocking out all but one claim in SEC’s once wide ranging securities enforcement case and settling the last remaining claim, without admitting or denying liability, as a negligence-based claim and a commitment to comply with the securities laws; successfully resolving an FDIC lawsuit; and defending and successfully resolving mortgage-backed securities cases and a lawsuit filed by the trustee’s bankruptcy estate litigation.
  • Representation of employee of one of the largest global financial institutions in investigation and criminal prosecution by the Criminal and Antitrust Divisions of the Department of Justice.
  • Representation of senior executive of large oilfield services company in Department of Justice criminal investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Honors & Awards

Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2015 – 2017

Named by Washington, DC, Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star as the result of a districtwide survey of lawyers, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Comments Editor


“ Mandatory Minimums: Time for a Change?,” New York Law Journal, December 12, 2013 (co-author)

“Tocqueville in Reverse: Looking to Europe in Reassessing U.S. Prisons,” New York Law Journal, June 18, 2013 (co-author)

“Guidelines Gone Awry,” New York Law Journal, November 7, 2011 (co-author)

“2011 Guideline Amendments: A Mixed Bag,” New York Law Journal, June 30, 2011 (co-author)

“The Future of Mandatory Minimums in Sentencing,” New York Law Journal, February 16, 2011 (co-author)

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