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Jason S. Takenouchi

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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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Antitrust Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Investigations and White Collar Defense; Plaintiffs' Litigation; Securities Litigation; State Attorneys General Practice


Jason S. Takenouchi has represented individuals, corporations and partnerships in state and federal court, and in private arbitrations and internal investigations. His practice includes complex civil and criminal litigation, including white collar defense, securities and antitrust. Jason has also represented law firms on professional responsibility matters, including litigation.

Prior to joining Kasowitz, Jason clerked for Hon. Lourdes G. Baird, Central District California (2004-2005). During law school, Jason clerked with the white collar prosecutions division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and with the antitrust division of the California Attorney General’s Office. He worked as a journalist before entering law school.


California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California


University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2004); University of California at Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy (M.P.P., 2004); University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 1996)

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP 'is able to staff cases with top-tier specialists in various disciplines'; the firm maintains a focus on high-stakes litigation, covering everything from breach of contract to defamation to trade secrets disputes. It is particularly strong in the financial services, private equity and real estate sectors, though its clients operate in myriad industries beyond these. In the Eastern District of California, 'gifted strategist' Mark Ressler represented Copart as plaintiff in litigation arising out of a botched software project; after a four-week jury trial, the client was awarded $20m in damages for negligence. Tad O’Connor has 'a strong strategic overview of his cases' and 'very significant trial experience, including in the UK and continental Europe'. In a cross-border case, he worked alongside UK counsel to successfully defend private equity firm TPG at the London High Court in a long-running dispute relating to a previous investment in a Greek company. San Francisco-based Jason Takenouchi is highly recommended. Other key figures in the team include Marc Kasowitz, Michael Bowe and Christine Montenegro. Named partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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