Jason Haas is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department.
Jason has spent over twenty years litigating a wide variety of complex business disputes for his clients in federal and state courts and in private arbitration. Jason focuses his practice on domestic and international litigation at the intersection of law, business and technology, including:
- technology transactions,
- intellectual property,
- disputes among equity-holders and/or management, and
- class actions.
Jason has significant experience in litigating:
Types of Disputes
- IT services agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Acquisition deals
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Owner/Management disputes in Partnerships, LLCs & Close Corporations
- Consumer Class Actions
- Real Estate
Jason brings a pragmatic approach to resolving each dispute. Investing time early in a case to understand the facts and craft an effective strategy is a key part of his approach. Jason also carefully selects which issues to fight, and when, in order to maximize the impact of his client’s investment and avoid wasting resources on unnecessary legal battles that do not advantage his clients.
Jason has served for over 16 years on the Board of Trustees for Ocean Charter School in a variety of capacities, including Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee. He played a major role in the school’s construction of a new K-8 facility for over 500 children in the Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jason is also active in the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw) having served as both chair of its Dispute Resolution Committee and as a co-chair for the iTechLaw World Technology Law Conference hosted in Toronto, Canada in May 2023.
In his spare time, Jason is a (non-performing) member of the Academy of Magic Arts.
Sample Matters in Technology and Intellectual Property
IT Services Agreements
Represented a customer service call center in an action involving contract disputes and business torts against a global electronics manufacturer. After a six-week trial, jury found other party liable for fraud damages of over $1.4 million.
Represented domestic telecommunications company in suit for writ of attachment by a Russian company in connection with ongoing Swiss arbitration. Obtained order setting aside entry of default and then dismissal of action without leave to amend.
Represent computer services company in federal action against large multinational corporation for breaching long-term computer supply and services agreement. Defeated multiple dispositive motions.
Represented online medical records company in claim for breach of patent license agreement. Settled action after two days of bench trial.
Represented medical device company in arbitration against claim for breach of patent license agreement relating to surgical wax used in bone surgery.
Represented Indian client sued for failing to close on acquisition of several Internet subsidiaries from multinational corporation.
Represented electronics manufacturer in failed billion-plus merger in action against Chinese company who failed to close on merger and then engaged in scheme to reduce its liability for termination fees by tens of millions of dollars.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Represented client in patent infringement actions against a dozen automobile manufacturers in California and Michigan federal court. Patents included safety and sensor technology. Cases settled shortly before trial.
Represented large medical device manufacturer in patent litigation involving immunoassay diagnostic devices. Patents included software for scheduling algorithms and mechanical components. Case settled shortly before trial.
Represent jewelry store company in trademark infringement action against competitor formed by former partner in business.
Ownership/Management Disputes in Partnerships, LLCs and Close Corporations
Represented founder and CEO of social media and other online marketing company in dispute with minority shareholder and officer who alleged rights to increased equity stake based on alleged oral agreements. After multiple rounds of pleadings, demonstrated plaintiff’s case was a sham, case resolved early in litigation for minimal cost.
Represented founder and Chairman of real estate financing companies in buy-out of his interests by other investors. Dispute resolved without litigation.
Advised founder and 50% shareholder of online wellness site in dispute with other shareholders and officers. Dispute resolved without litigation.
Represent large restaurant companies against former executives and shareholders seeking to reclaim equity stakes after terminations for cause. Extensive motion and discovery practice before trial court and discovery referee.
Represented former president of large entertainment company in shareholder derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty for receiving a $100+ million severance package. Executive obtained a complete victory in a multi-week bench trial in Delaware Chancery Court, and ruling affirmed by Delaware Supreme Court.
Represented approximately 1,700 investors in a “mass action” seeking to recover up to $200,000,000 in losses suffered from a Ponzi-scheme involving a medical receivables corporation.
Represent large property development and management companies in tenant class actions involving security deposits and late fees. One action settled.
Represented small auction company in class action litigation relating to on-line auction software. Obtained favorable settlement on non-class basis prior to any formal discovery or motion practice.
Community & Professional
iTechLaw (International Technology Law Association)
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Ocean Charter School, Board of Trustees
Published Articles and Contributions to Books
Jason Haas, Deepfake Dilemma, Intellectual Property Magazine (Sept. 2019)
International Technology Law Ass’n, Commentary on Principle 4: Fairness and Non-Discrimination, in Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework (2021 Update) (contributor)
International Technology Law Ass’n, Commentary on Principle 2: Accountability, in The EU AIA: A Green Paper Policy Analysis (2022) (contributor).
Brehm v. Eisner, 906 A.2d 27 (Del. 2006)
J.D., Stanford Law School
M.A., Duke University
B.A., Brandeis University