Jason A. Kolbe
NYU School of Law, J.D.
Wesleyan University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Hon. Theodore H. Katz, U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D.N.Y.
Hon. William E. Smith, U.S. District Judge, D. R.I.
New York State
SuperLawyers “Rising Stars” (2016)
Public Interest Commitment
Jason has represented numerous pro bono clients in asylum, police misconduct, housing discrimination, and disability discrimination cases.
Jason Kolbe litigates complex financial and commercial disputes. He represents financial institutions, financial advisors, and investors in federal and state courts as well as in government investigations. He also works with art galleries and a variety of public and private companies, high-net worth individuals, and pro bono clients.
Clients appreciate Jason’s dedication to their short- and long-term business interests. His strategy for winning cases is fact-based and client-centric, developing arguments based on analysis of the facts, knowledge of the law, and experience with client industries. A creative approach to communications is central to his approach as he uses written, oral, and visual elements to support arguments and gain leverage in the courtroom.
Prior to joining Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig in 2014, Jason spent three years as an associate at Latham & Watkins. He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Theodore H. Katz, U.S. Magistrate Judge, S.D.N.Y., and the Honorable William E. Smith, U.S. District Judge, D.R.I.
- Representing one of the largest law firms in the world in a malicious prosecution action filed by Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. After the trial court denied our motion to dismiss, we filed an emergency motion with the appellate court and succeeded in obtaining a stay of all discovery pending resolution of our client’s interlocutory appeal. In December 2015, the appellate court unanimously reversed the trial court and ordered that judgment be entered in favor of our client.
- Opposing, arguing, and winning (i) a motion to dismiss and (ii) a motion for stay in action for indemnity arising from a real estate transaction.
- Defending a financial adviser in a Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation, including examination by SEC staff.
- Defending a financial adviser in numerous subpoenas in securities fraud actions.