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Jason Rathod

Jason Rathod

Attorney
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Phone:
800-848-5982
Email:

Jason litigates complex class actions related to consumer protection, worker rights, civil rights, and public fee recovery.

His consumer protection practice focuses on defective products. His worker rights practice concentrates on the improper denial of minimum wages and overtime pay. His civil rights practice centers on violations of due process rights, and his public recovery practice focuses on the recovery of taxes and fees for local governments improperly evaded by major banks and corporations.

Jason graduated from Grinnell College in 2006 (B.A. with honors in political science and religious studies). After college, he traveled to Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname on a Watson Fellowship, studying the Indian diaspora. He received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law, where he was on staff at the Duke Law Journal as an articles editor. In law school, he also worked for the Self-Employed Women's Association in Ahmedabad, India, on behalf of street vendors seeking an injunction against the city government for unlawful harassment and evictions. He is the author of a law review note and article on racial discrimination. Jason is admitted to practice in Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection
  • Worker Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Public Fee Recovery

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Washington

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • Law Journal: Duke Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Grinnell College
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Religious Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Drafted complaints, wrote briefing and argued motion to dismiss in class action lawsuits on behalf of county governments against major financial institutions for evading fees due to the counties in the mortgage securitization process. The cases remain active with three judges having found that the plaintiffs alleged actionable claims
  • Led briefing opposing appeal of class action order in Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in 3-0 judgment affirming order
  • Co-wrote class certification briefing alleging that builder defectively constructed a community of homes in North Carolina by failing to include a weather barrier behind exterior siding. The judge granted class certification from the bench on the papers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Self-Employed Women’s Association in Ahmedabad, India

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