Jason A. Kolbe
NYU School of Law, J.D.
Wesleyan University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
Hon. Theodore H. Katz, US Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
Hon. William E. Smith, US District Judge, District of Rhode Island
New York State
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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 is an experienced advocate in commercial litigation with a focus on complex financial disputes. Jason has achieved success for clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts, mediations, and administrative and regulatory proceedings, and has led many high-stakes internal investigations. Jason has substantial experience representing investment advisers in the U.S. and overseas in investor and employment disputes, investigations, and U.S. compliance matters. Jason also represents a variety of public and private companies, financial institutions, art galleries, high net-worth individuals, and pro bono clients.
Clients appreciate Jason’s dedication to understanding their business interests and finding creative solutions to resolving disputes―negotiating winning outcomes to avoid litigation when possible, and outmaneuvering opposing counsel when it is not.
Prior to joining Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig in 2014, Jason was an associate at Latham & Watkins. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Theodore H. Katz, US Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York, and the Honorable William E. Smith, US District Judge, District of Rhode Island.
- 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.
- Defending investment advisers and an investment fund in a securities fraud lawsuit, securing the dismissal of claims against two defendants and leading a successful mediation on behalf of the remaining clients.
- Defending an insurance broker in an FCA lawsuit, securing the dismissal of the claims against the broker and successfully arguing against the claimant’s appeal before the Second Circuit.