Jason Brown is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal and complex civil litigation, and he has extensive experience in matters relating to securities fraud, government contract fraud, antitrust, employment discrimination, and privacy and data security.

Prior to joining the firm, Jason served as Chief Deputy of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where his responsibilities included overseeing the office’s criminal division. He also spent nearly a decade in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served, among other positions, as Chief of the Criminal Division. He was previously a partner at Ropes & Gray, and the managing partner of the New York office of Holland & Knight.

Jason has been recognized by The Legal 500’s U.S. guide in its coverage for corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense and is regularly named as one of New York’s Super Lawyers.

Jason is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Princeton University.

Jason Brown is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s New York office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal and complex civil litigation, and…

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1985); Princeton University (A.B., 1981)

Bar Admissions

New York State

International law firm Cohen & Gresser has been once again recognized in The Legal 500 United States. The 2021 guide highlights C&G for its financial services strength – emphasizing the firm’s “understanding of complex financial products and the operations of the financial services sector” – and its “extensive experience in jury and bench trials at the federal and state level.”

Client commentary highlights C&G as “a cut above” and “very effective at knowing their audience, staying on message, and telling a persuasive and winning story.”

The Legal 500 has recognized C&G in both the Advice to Individuals category and Advice to Corporates category of the Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense section. The guide notes the practice’s deep bench that “includes former federal and state prosecutors, and former in-house attorneys, many of whom are active litigators, and have unique experience of federal enforcement bodies.”

C&G has also been recognized in the General Commercial Disputes category. The practice stands out for its capacity to handle “a diverse range of commercial disputes across numerous industries, including finance, software, technology and healthcare” and its ability to “handle complex, sophisticated matters in a cost-effective manner.”

For the ninth consecutive year, C&G has been recognized by The Legal 500 in the Securities Litigation: Defense category for its “work on the defense of broker-dealers, investment advisors, hedge funds, and private equity funds in securities litigation and FINRA arbitrations.”

In addition, Mark S Cohen is once again ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” for Securities Litigation: Defense. One client describes Mark as “one of the best trial lawyers I have seen” and goes on to recognize him for his professionalism, responsiveness, excellent judgment, and high-quality work.

Recognized Practices:

  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Securities Litigation: Defense
Recognized Individuals:

Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense General Commercial Disputes Securities Litigation: Defense

Cohen & Gresser is pleased to announce that 35 of the firm's New York and Washington D.C.­based attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers List across a wide range of practice areas. C&G co-­founder Mark S Cohen and partners Jonathan S Abernethy and Daniel H Tabak have also been named to the Super Lawyers list of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, and partner Karen H Bromberg has been recognized as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.

Mark S Cohen, Jonathan S Abernethy, Jason Brown, C Evan Stewart, and Thomas E Bezanson were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America‘s 2021 New York listings. Mark, Jonathan, and Jason were recognized for white collar criminal defense; Evan for securities litigation; and Tom for commercial litigation and product liability litigation defense. Additionally, Sharon L Barbour, Winnifred A Lewis, and Nicole Dhir were recognized in the New York list of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch. Sharon was recognized for white collar criminal defense; Winnifred for commercial litigation; and Nicole for commercial litigation and securities litigation.

Mark S Cohen, Jason Brown, C Evan Stewart, and Thomas E Bezanson were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America's 2020 New York listings. Mark and Jason were recognized for white collar criminal defense; Evan for securities litigation; and Tom for commercial litigation and product liability litigation defense.
The Legal 500 has once again recognized Cohen & Gresser in its United States guide. The firm is recognized for its excellence in the following categories:
  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar
  • Corporate Investigations/White Collar – Advice to Individuals
  • General Commercial Disputes
  • Securities Litigation Defense
The Legal 500 notes that C&G has “impressive cross border capabilities and is often retained by clients in multijurisdictional disputes” and that our disputes team members are “true litigators, focused, and thoughtful - no stone is left unturned.”

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Regulation, Litigation & Arbitration, and Privacy & Data Security practices with the addition of partner Jason Brown to the New York office. His practice focuses on white collar criminal and complex civil litigation, and he has extensive experience in matters relating to securities fraud, government contract fraud, antitrust, and privacy and data security. 

Jason Brown will participate on a panel titled "Consumer Protection and the State Attorneys General" at COMPLY2018.