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Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Jason Peltz has a national litigation practice, regularly handling cases before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and mediators across the country. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract, patent infringement, product liability, breach of fiduciary duty, and deceptive and unfair trade practices.

Jason joined the firm in 1996 and has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Jason graduated from the University of Michigan with high distinction, earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School with honors, and clerked for the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a member of the bar in Illinois and Michigan and has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts across the country.


American Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections

Chicago Bar Association, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Committees

Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10: Best Practices in Patent Litigation

Adjunct Professor of Law: Taught “Trial Technology” class on the use of technology in the practice of law at trial and in preparation for trial, Northwestern University School of Law

Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Member of Board of Directors


The University of Chicago Law School, 1992, J.D., with Honors

University of Michigan, 1989, B.A., with High Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

Applying the expertise of a high proportion of practitioners with first-chair trial experience, many of who have a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, Bartlit Beck LLP is regularly engaged as national and trial counsel in major class actions in the space. The firm handles a broad range of work, including defending clients in the sector against personal injury allegations, as well as claims of economic loss. Recent high-profile mandates have included representing a major pharmacy chain, as one of the co-defendants in the sprawling opioid litigation. Formerly head of litigation in the US at Bayer, Kaspar Stoffelmayr has tremendous insight into the machinations of the pharmaceuticals industry and is a key member of the team that also includes seasoned trial lawyers Philip Beck and Jason Peltz , who as part of their wide-ranging litigation practices have tried numerous healthcare-related product liability cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. All named practitioners are based out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Bartlit Beck LLP in Chicago has a well-reputed disputes team that offers support in breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation/libel, acquisition-related issues, unfair trade practices, environmental issues, insurance coverage, environmental liability, consumer litigation, and class actions. Noted practitioners are Sean Gallagher, Brian Prestes and Jason Peltz.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Bartlit Beck LLP has a strong track record defending clients from a range of industries in toxic tort actions brought by both private individuals and government entities in state and federal courts throughout the US. The scope of this work has included cases involving lead, asbestos, fossil fuels, fungicides, herbicides, and PFAS, alleging contamination of air, soil, water, and residential dwelling interiors. Recognized as a ‘very strong trial firm‘, it is this unwavering focus on and preparation for a trial which is beneficial to the client if it does reach that stage, as well as ensuring strong leverage in the event of pre-trial settlement. Brian Prestes is particularly skilled at handling MDLs and mass litigations and heads the team alongside Jason Peltz . All named practioners are based in Chicago.