|J.D., 2001, University of Colorado Law School|
|M.P.A., 1998, University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs|
|B.S., 1993, University of Colorado College of Business|
|U.S. District Court, District of Colorado|
|U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit|
Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2010
Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2010
Member, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, University of Colorado School of Law
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Commissioner, 17th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission
Appointee, statewide committee examining changes to Colorado's judicial performance commission system
Member, Search Committee for University of Colorado VP and General Counsel
Former Vice-chairman, Broomfield Planning Commission
With extensive legal experience and intimate knowledge of the governmental process, Jason's practice focuses on all aspects of public and political law, including regulatory and campaign finance law, government investigations, consumer protection law, the legislative and initiative process, and appeals. He is recognized as one of the top attorneys for matters before state attorneys general and has appeared before every level of local, state and federal government and court. Jason is also co-chair of the firm’s Political Law Group, assisting a wide-range of political organizations in all aspects of entity formation, campaign-finance compliance, ballot initiative law and related litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Jason served as Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Colorado. In that capacity, he served as the Attorney General's senior legal and policy advisor and liaison to the Governor, all state departments and the legislature. Jason assisted the Attorney General in managing over 200 attorneys and litigated many significant cases for the State of Colorado in all levels of state and federal courts including amicus participation at the U.S. Supreme Court. Jason also represented the Attorney General on the Title Setting Review Board, reviewing citizen initiatives for the statewide election ballot, and successfully led the Attorney General's Internet-safety effort in 2006 to create a new law making it a crime to lure a child over the internet for illicit purposes.
Prior to his government service, Jason practiced in the private sector focusing on public policy, regulatory/administrative law, election law and appellate advocacy. He also served as a law clerk for The Honorable Nathan B. Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court and for the Columbine Review Commission investigating the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School.
Ongoing representation of leading law firm in complex investigation by Colorado Attorney General of firm's foreclosure practices.
Successful representation of national insurance company in high-profile investigation by Colorado Attorney General and Colorado Division of Insurance of company's handling of residential losses resulting from costliest wildfire in state history.
Lead attorney for political organization challenging the redistricting of state legislative boundaries before the Colorado Supreme Court.
Successful First Amendment defense of political organization from trial to Colorado Supreme Court in challenge to organization's political advertisements.
Successful representation of municipality seeking over $40 million in state funding for large-scale development projects under Colorado's Regional Tourism Act.
Developed and implemented fifty-state attorney general strategy for various entities such as national airline, utilities, and leading casino operator.
Numerous successful challenges to, and defenses of, citizen-initiated ballot measures before Title Board and Colorado Supreme Court.
Publications & Presentations
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|"Legally Allowable - Do's and Dont's: Importance of Engaging Employees," Speaker, Colorado Get-Out-The-Vote Political Luncheon, Denver, CO, October 14, 2014|
|"Affiliated Vendors Are Popular Targets For Regulators," Co-Author, Law360, July 28, 2014|
|"Watch Out: Your Competitors Can Now Make You the Target of a CFPB Investigation," Brownstein Client Alert, July 7, 2014|
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