A rising star

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

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Extensive community involvement

Jason is an active member of several non-profit and community organizations. He serves on the Regional Board of the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and on the Associates Board of City Year Philadelphia.

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 dispute resolution.

Jason’s clients include financial services institutions, real estate companies, government entities, and other businesses and individuals. He has extensive experience representing clients in litigations and investigations concerning fraud, corruption, tax issues, government regulations, partnership and shareholder disputes, restrictive covenants, and business torts. Jason has been listed by Super Lawyers magazine as a Business Litigation and White Collar Defense “Rising Star” every year since 2014.

Jason takes a mindful and deliberate approach to every matter, with particular attention to how each strategic decision may affect his clients’ overall business needs and goals. Jason also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing indigent individuals in both criminal and civil rights matters.

Jason is an active member of several non-profit and community organizations. He serves on the Regional Board of the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a civil rights organization, and has spearheaded an effort to expand ADL’s critical anti-bias and anti-bullying educational programs in Southern New Jersey. He also serves on the Associates Board of City Year Philadelphia, an organization that helps keep students in school and on track to graduate by bringing together thousands of AmeriCorps volunteers to teach, tutor, and mentor children in the city.

Jason 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 financial institutions and their employees in multiple fast-paced litigations involving enforcement of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets and other corporate assets.
  • Representations of individuals, corporations, and partnerships in connection with investigations arising out of the US Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania involving allegations of bribery and violations of the False Claims Act.
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in retaliation case under the False Claims Act. Successfully moved for summary judgment after discovery.
  • Representation of money center bank in connection with multi-jurisdiction investigation involving state, federal, and foreign regulators and enforcement authorities.
  • 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 telecommunications company in more than a dozen litigations across Pennsylvania arising out of Pennsylvania’s 911 Act.
  • Lead counsel to a large New Jersey real estate investment company in a complex contract and tax dispute.
  • Representation of the School District of Philadelphia in 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.

Honors & Awards

Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2015 – 2018

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

Served as chairman of the University of Pennsylvania’s student government and was the recipient of the Spade Honor Award, one of the university’s oldest and highest honors awarded to a member of the graduating class.

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Publications & Lectures

Presenter, “Avoid Making Headlines for the Wrong Reasons: Ethical Issues When Making Statements in the Media,” Greater Philadelphia Association of Corporate Counsel In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 25, 2018 (with Jason A. Levine, Marcel Pratt, and Julia Pudlin)

Presenter, “Strategic Considerations When Litigating a Pro Bono Civil Rights Case,” CLE, July 13, 2017

“SCOTUS Ruling Shows Limits of Securities Exchange Act’s Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause: A look at the implications of Merrill Lynch v. Manning,” New Jersey Law Journal, May 20, 2016 (with John S. Stapleton)

Lecturer/Co-Teacher, “Urban Law,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015 and 2016

“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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Memberships & Community

City Year Philadelphia, Associates Board Member, June 2015 – Present

Anti-Defamation League Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Office, Regional Board Member, March 2017 – Present

University of Pennsylvania American Inn of Court, Member

Philadelphia Bar Association, Member

Camden County Bar Association, Member

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