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Jason A. Yurasek

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Partner

Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Represented First Data in connection with Sherman Act counterclaims, and successfully defeated VISA’s claims on summary judgment. 2006 U.S. Dist LEXIS 18482 (N.D. Cal.)

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

Successfully represented Oracle in defense of over $2 billion claim brought by PeopleSoft in response to Oracle’s tender offer.  Case No. RG03101434, and related actions.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Appealed from dismissal of monopolization claims.

Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco

Represented plaintiff craigslist in civil action for unfair competition, false advertising, trademark infringement, passing off, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and deceit.

Litigation
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Wrote the winning briefs on summary judgment on behalf of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in $40 million suit for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, securities violations and tortious interference.

Delaware Court of Chancery

Helped obtain a victory for a client in hard-fought litigation.

Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court

In 1999, won pro bono appeals in the Illinois Appeals Court and the Illinois Supreme Court, both of which reversed the dismissal of a post-conviction petition and ultimately led to the release of the client after serving over six years in prison.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Argued a pro bono matter on behalf of a special education student seeking relief for the denial of services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Delaware Court of Chancery

Represented craigslist in defense of suit brought in equity by eBay regarding corporate governance of craigslist, including two-week bench trial.

Intellectual Property Litigation
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Represented Samsung in a lawsuit involving electronic monitors and related electronic display technology. Case settled.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Represented client in multiple jurisdictions in hard-fought patent litigation and conducted third-party discovery regarding activities involving standard-setting organizations.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Represented technology incubator in trademark, trade name, cybersquatting and unfair competition claim in federal court; obtained two preliminary injunctions restricting defendant's Internet activity.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Prosecuted federal action for Decru to enforce trademark rights against alleged infringer operating from India, and handled related cancellation proceedings before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Represented numerous clients before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in prosecuting trademark rights and opposing trademark applications.

Antitrust Counseling & Merger Clearance
Federal Trade Commission

Represented Tesoro Corporation before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, successfully obtaining antitrust clearance of a $2 billion acquisition of an oil refinery, terminal and service stations from Shell Oil Company. Separately obtained clearance from the Federal Trade Commission of Tesoro’s acquisition of over 140 service stations from U.S.A. Petroleum Company. Both transactions were cleared without a Second Request.

Consumer Protection
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Counsel in defense of related nationwide class actions where purported class representatives assert claims under the state consumer protection laws; successfully moved to dismiss fraud and consumer protection claims.

E-Discovery Services & Strategy

eDiscovery counseling, including advising on creation, implementation, and enforcement of reasonably crafted document retention policies, as well as eDiscovery management and counseling in active litigation.

* Prior Experience

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1997
  • Indiana University, B.A., English and Philosophy, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • California Court of Appeals
  • California Superior Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York