Jason Kanterman is a trial lawyer and litigator at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP where his practice focuses on representing individuals and institutional clients in affirmative and defensive litigation across a diverse range of industries and disciplines.
Clients routinely seek Jason's counsel in matters involving sophisticated business disputes, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, whistleblower and False Claims Act litigation, class actions and multidistrict litigation, constitutional rights litigation, insurance-related disputes, transportation and logistics disputes, and employment matters. Jason also conducts investigations and counsels clients in pre-suit strategy and alternative dispute resolution.
Jason has tried several cases to verdict, regularly argues dispositive and non-dispositive motions in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has represented clients in successful appeals before state and federal appellate courts including the US Supreme Court. A true generalist operating on both side of the aisle, Jason has helped secure judgments for his plaintiff-side clients exceeding $100 million and has helped his defense-side clients avoid equally significant exposure.
Jason also maintains an active public interest practice, regularly representing both individual and institutional clients in impact litigation, civil rights litigation, and voting rights litigation throughout the country. For example, Jason was appointed lead counsel in a federal civil rights case by a United States District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey, an engagement that resolved favorably for his client by way of confidential settlement. Jason also currently serves on the steering committee for a consolidated federal voting rights litigation in United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. And he also represents parties in federal criminal actions through the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In 2021, Jason was selected as a "New Leader of the Bar" by New Jersey Law Journal, which recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have left an indelible mark on the legal community and bring both notable achievements and outstanding potential to the table. In 2023, Jason was elected as a Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and currently serves as the Young Lawyer Chairperson for that organization.
When not actively litigating, Jason serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches litigation skills courses including deposition practice and trial advocacy. A frequent lecturer and writer, he regularly presents continuing education courses and authors law review articles, invited essays, and book chapters on litigation-related topics.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Jason practiced at a boutique litigation firm.
Jason may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (212) 859-8519.