Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm’s clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today (such as the use of true liquidity in ABCP Vehicles) and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
Jason has been listed as the “pre-eminent securitization lawyer” by Chambers Global and described as, “a quarter back figure who is ‘an incredible legal strategist and a fantastic leader’” according to clients in Chambers USA. He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings guides such as Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 and the like. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School and New York University Law School and an adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Jason is a Director of each of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG) in the U.S., the Securitization Board of AFME in London in the E.U., and The China Securitization Forum (CSF) in Beijing in China. Each is a securitization industry trade association. He also serves as the Secretary of SFIG’s Board of Directors. Jason is also the Chairman of the Cameron Kravitt Foundation, which funds programs at Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Weil-Cornell Medical Center.
Jason is the editor of, and a contributing author to, The Securitization of Financial Assets, a leading legal treatise in the field of Securitization.
Jason has been chosen (i) by the Financial Times as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in America, and (ii) by “Best Lawyers Lawyers of the Year” as the “Best Lawyer in Securitization in NYC”, was awarded (iii) the Outstanding Achievement award for contributions to the capital markets by IFLR, and (iv) received an award for outstanding contributions to Securitization by the CSF.
Jason graduated with an AB, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Johns Hopkins University, a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a Dipl. Comp. Law from Cambridge University in the U.K.