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概述

Jason Stiehl is an experienced trial lawyer with a unique, multifaceted practice that covers complex commercial disputes involving corporate espionage, post-acquisition escrows and earnouts, trade secrets and other intellectual property claims, unfair competition and a multitude of business contract issues such as those involving restrictive covenants and post-acquisition escrows and earnouts. In these cases, Jason has represented individuals, small and medium businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies across many industries.

Jason also maintains a robust consumer class action defense practice. In this practice area, Jason regularly represents major corporations in consumer fraud, false advertising and mislabeling matters, particularly those involving food, beverage, pet food and consumer products. He has also represented clients in numerous multi-district cases involving claims of consumer fraud and alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and state and federal antitrust laws.

Jason’s practice is nationwide, and he has obtained and defended many preliminary and permanent injunction matters and taken multiple cases through trial and appeal across the country. He has briefed and argued matters before many federal and state appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Jason’s clients span the retail, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, banking, manufacturing, advertising, real estate, technology, transportation and automotive sectors, among others. He takes pride in providing unique solutions pre-litigation and to resolve ongoing litigation whenever possible.

Representative Commercial Dispute Experience:

  • Successfully defended Fortune 500 company against tortious interference and breach of contract claim related to post-acquisition earnout dispute
  • Obtained permanent injunction against competitor, resulting in acquisition of competitor’s assets to resolve dispute
  • Obtained positive result for client regarding dispute over escrowed funds post-acquisition related to disputed metric achievements 
  • Routinely counsel client, and pursue or defend litigation, involving corporate breakups
  • Successfully pursued buy/sell covenant cases on behalf of various medical device manufacturing companies
  • Successfully pursued buy/sell covenant cases on behalf of various logistic companies

Representative Class Action Experience:

  • Defended Fortune 500 management company in privacy litigation related to California Consumer Privacy Act resulting in quick and positive resolution
  • Defended Fortune 500 food manufacturer related to false labeling claims as to specific ingredients resulting in quick and positive resolution
  • Defended Fortune 500 pet food retailer related to false labeling claims (all natural) under state deceptive trade practices statute resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Defended Fortune 500 clothing retailer related to false labeling claims (quality of materials) under state deceptive trade practices resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Defended Fortune 500 clothing retailer related to false labeling claims (benefits of product) under state deceptive trade practices resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Defended Fortune 500 restaurant brand related to gratuity and menu labeling claims resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Defended multiple waste management companies related to deceptive fee claims
  • Defended cannabis company in claims related to Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims resulting in quick resolution and avoidance of litigation
  • Successfully defeated class certification on behalf of entertainment brand related to claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Resolved numerous qui tam whistleblower suits related to shipping charges for various retailers
  • Defended over 15 class actions across the country, including banks, sports teams, theaters, restaurants and grocery stores, related to the Electronic Funds Transfer Act
  • Represented automotive filter manufacturer in relation to price fixing antitrust claims

Representative Trade Secret/Restrictive Covenant Experience:

  • Conducted one-week permanent injunction hearing on behalf of an automotive manufacturer, resulting in permanent injunction preventing the sale and importation of several misappropriated products
  • Conducted two-week trial bench trial on behalf of automotive part manufacturer, resulting in an injunction as to use of formulas and designs
  • Conducted two-week jury trial on behalf of retailer related to formulations, resulting in a no-liability for client
  • Conducted two-week arbitration involving corporate raiding and trade secret allegations in consulting space, resulting in a finding of no liability for clients
  • Obtained permanent injunction against former employee and new company to prevent selling of misappropriated surgical products
  • Obtained permanent injunction against former employee and new employer, resulting in acquisition of assets of new employer to resolve dispute
  • Pursued and defended restrictive covenant cases on behalf of various medical device manufacturing companies
  • Pursued and defended restrictive covenant cases on behalf of various logistic companies

教育背景

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, 法学博士, with honors
  • Trinity University, 学士, Alpha Kappa Delta

所属法院

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • 美国伊利诺伊州北部地区地方法院
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

执业资格

  • 伊利诺伊州

承认

  • Named "Best Lawyer" in Trade Secrets Law, The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc. (2019-2020)

联系

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Class Action Chair, Chicago Bar Association (2019-2020)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board Member, Friends of the Children-Chicago