Jason has represented clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He has experience in trial and appellate level litigation in a variety of areas, including complex commercial disputes, mass tort, class actions, constitutional law, administrative law, energy law, and municipal law. Examples of his representative experience include:
Before joining the firm in 2003, Jason worked for Kirkland and Ellis LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented clients in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts. Following law school, Jason clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Coppage Construction Co. v. Sanitation District No. 1, 459 S.W.3d 855 (Ky. 2015) (reversing Court of Appeals, and holding regional sanitation district was not entitled to sovereign immunity in suit by construction contractor on sewer line project).
Bidwell v. University Medical Center, Inc., 684 F.3d 613 (6th Cir. 2012) (on question of first impression, affirming dismissal of ERISA fiduciary duty claims pursuant to “safe harbor” provisions in Qualified Default Investment Alternative regulations).
City of Owensboro v. Kentucky Utilities Co., Civ. Action No. 4:04-CV87-M, 2008 WL 4680735 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 16, 2008) (granting summary judgment on number of contract interpretation claims in power purchase contract dispute)
Franklin County, Ky. v. Travelers Property Casualty Ins. Co., Civ. Action No. 3:08-52-DCR, 2008 WL 5273911, (Dec. 16, 2008) (granting motion to dismiss claims by putative class of local governments alleging underpayment of local government premium taxes on grounds of failure to exhaust administrative remedies)
Burkhead v. Louisville Gas & Elec. Co., 250 F.R.D. 287 (W.D. Ky. 2008) (denying class certification to putative class of residents claiming property damage from emissions at company’s electric generation plant)
Baker v. Fletcher, 204 S.W.3d 589 (Ky. 2006) (affirming dismissal of suit by state employees seeking pay raises based on claim that Governor and legislature had unconstitutionally suspended pay raise statute)
Fletcher v. Stumbo, 163 S.W.3d 852 (Ky. 2005) (defining Governor’s constitutional powers to continue funding of programs required under state Constitution and federal Supremacy Clause in the absence of legislatively-enacted appropriations)
Cincinnati Bell Tele. Co. v. Kentucky Public Service Comm’n, 223 S.W.3d 829 (Ky. Ct. App. 2007) (invalidating public service commission order requiring payment of refunds under filed rate doctrine)
Yale Law School, J.D., 2001
University of Louisville, B.A., 1995, summa cum laude
Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
September 16, 2020
April 15, 2020
June 17, 2011