Jason Vitullo is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation department. Mr. Vitullo frequently represents clients in connection with matters involving complex technologies and financial products. He has represented clients in connection with numerous high-stakes structured finance and securities litigation matters, including through trial and appeal. He has also represented clients in other commercial litigation matters including intellectual property and false advertising disputes, as well as government investigation defense and internal investigations. In 2022 and 2023, Mr. Vitullo was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under” list, which identifies top emerging talent in litigation.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Vitullo served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Structured Finance Litigation
Advising clients in connection with numerous residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) transactions, including analysis of available rights and remedies, litigation, and settlements.
Representation of financial institution in connection with litigation against sponsor of RMBS securitization, resulting in judgment for over $600 million dollars following multi-week trial in New York Supreme Court.
Representation of financial institution in connection with multiple breach of contract and fraud actions initiated against RMBS transaction sponsors and loan originators, culminating in $1.84 billion settlement for client following start of trial in New York Supreme Court in 2022.
Representation of internet and cable service provider in Lanham Act litigation against its primary competitor, including successful defense against preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin multiple major advertising campaigns.
Representation of major pharmaceutical company in ANDA litigation, resulting in successful resolution following trial.
Representation of not-for-profit organization in connection with dispute over purchase of charitable use asset.
White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations
Representation of European bank in connection with an industry-wide government investigation into alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor), along with related private civil actions.
Representation of European bank in connection with an industry-wide investigation into alleged manipulation of the precious metals market and related private civil actions.
Representation of internet and cable service provider in industry-wide investigation by New York Attorney General concerning internet service and advertising.
Representation of prominent figures in the "Oil-For-Food" investigation in connection with post-sentence federal court proceedings.
Representation of employees of major regional healthcare network as pool counsel in False Claims Act investigation initiated by U.S. Attorney's Office in New York.
Investigation on behalf of international not-for-profit organization in connection with whistleblower complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duties by a senior executive.
Successfully briefed and argued appeal before Administrative Law Judge following Social Security Administration denial of benefits to severely disabled individual.
Representation of multiple minors in connection with matters referred through a partnership with the pediatric unit of New York Metropolitan Hospital.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
- New York
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