I come to work each day and think about how I can provide optimum service to my clients with every task. A lawyer’s duty is to approach an assignment, from the short research memo to full-blown trial practice, with the ultimate objective of helping the client achieve its goals in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
Jason handles cases in the state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which has gained him first- and second-chair experience arbitrating matters around the country, including in states such as Texas, Colorado, Ohio, California, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida.
Jason has conducted employment investigations for clients involving issues such as sexual harassment and employee misconduct. He has also drafted and advised clients on employment policies and procedures as well as performed extensive legal research in all major areas of employment law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Title VII. Jason has advised employees on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in contracts from companies such as Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas.
During law school, Jason interned with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as well as with the Public Defender’s Office in Morristown, N.J., and Harlem Legal Services in New York City. Prior to joining Rubin Fortunato, Jason gained experience as an associate in the Labor and Employment department of a prominent New Jersey-based law firm.
In addition to serving his clients well, Jason is committed to serving his community. He has served on the Board of Advisors for Widener Law School’s Legal Education Institute and has participated in several expungement clinics dedicated to assisting Philadelphia residents. He has also served as a mentor for a student in the Black Law Students Association at Widener Law School and as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware.
Mandalapu v. Temple University Hospital, Inc., et al, No. 15-5977, E.D. Pa. (2018)
Merrill Lynch v. Roentz, FINRA-DR No. 14-03570, Denver, CO (2016)
Betz v. Temple University Health Systems, Inc., No. 15-00727, E.D.Pa. (2016)
Merrill Lynch v. Orbach and Ameriprise, FINRA-DR No. 13-02723, Detroit, MI (2015)
Meischen v. Merrill Lynch, FINRA-DR No. 14-00519, Houston, TX (2014)
It’s All Wireless, Inc. t/a Pro Mobile Gear v. Woot, Inc. (Amazon.com subsidiary), Civil Action No. 10-6704, E.D.Pa. (2014)
Merrill Lynch v. Ergun, FINRA-DR No. 12-03926, Los Angeles, CA (2012)
Merrill Lynch v. Mandala, FINRA-DR No. 09-04453, New York, NY (2011)
Merrill Lynch v. Xin Xin Li, FINRA-DR No. 09-00408, San Francisco, CA (2010)
Xin Xin Li v. Merrill Lynch, et al., Civil Action No. 09-3622, N.D.Cal. (2009)
Merrill Lynch v. Bauer, FINRA-DR No. 10-01340, Dallas, TX (2010)