Speakers

Jason Levine, Partner, Vinson & Elkins (Washington, D.C.)

 
Jason A. Levine

Jason Levine 

Partner, Vinson & Elkins (Washington, D.C.)

A versatile courtroom lawyer for 20 years, Jason focuses his practice on litigating complex and often multidistrict business disputes. He has tried 10 significant cases to juries and judges across the country, briefed and argued precedent-setting appeals, and successfully led the defense of nationwide class actions.

Jason is particularly experienced with commercial and government breach of contract claims, fraud, business torts, and antitrust defense, and he frequently litigates against the U.S. Government. Jason also counsels clients on the liability risks of email and anti-spam regulations, and he has substantial knowledge of defamation and federal election law.

Jason has been recognized by Lawdragon magazine as one 500 lawyers who are “carrying the legal profession to new frontiers” (2006) and as one of the top 3,000 lawyers in the United States (2008–2011). He has also been named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list (2012–2015), honored as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2012–2016), and "recommended" for his antitrust work by Global Competition Review (2015). Before joining V&E in 2011, Jason led the Washington trial practice group of another international law firm.

Experience Highlights

 

  • Tried to a jury a $70 million breach of contract case filed against his client, an international trading and investment company; after a two-week trial, won a full defense verdict against the claim and won a counterclaim filed by his client under the same contract; later defeated an appeal by adversary on briefs alone
  • Lead counsel to a large private debt collection firm in defending its award of a massive student loan contract by the U.S. Department of Education against challenges from disappointed competitors; won a motion to dismiss the challenges as first-chair for five contract awardees at oral argument in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; led Federal Circuit briefing on appeal
  • Co-lead counsel to a major Japanese electronics company in two nationwide antitrust class actions, an opt-out lawsuit, and a state agency enforcement action involving allegations of price-fixing in the optical disk drive industry; defeated class certification before the trial court
  • Lead counsel to over 225 dialysis clinics in litigation against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for years of underpayment for dialysis services provided to veterans pursuant to federal regulations and contracts
  • Co-lead counsel to a major Japanese electronics company and its U.S. subsidiary in two nationwide antitrust class actions and two opt-out lawsuits involving allegations of price-fixing in the lithium ion battery industry
  • Lead counsel to an international trading and investment company in three consolidated contract and fraud lawsuits with claims and counter-claims exceeding $100 million, winning outright dismissal of one lawsuit, winning a summary judgment as plaintiff in the second lawsuit (for $14 million), and winning a defensive summary judgment in the third lawsuit on all but one claim asserted
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