Jason D'Angelo advises a wide range of prominent financial institutions, asset managers, investment advisors, and publicly traded companies in securities and complex commercial litigation, class actions, insurance litigation and regulatory investigations.
He frequently advises clients in federal and state courts, before state and federal regulatory bodies, and in internal investigations concerning the Securities Act of 1933, the Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and various state laws.
Prior to joining Herrick, Jason was counsel with Clifford Chance and served as law clerk to the Honorable David N. Edelstein, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York.
Jason advises companies involved in complex international litigation. He currently represents Lazare Kaplan International, a global diamond manufacturer and distributor in a series of actions relating to the disappearance of over $135 million in diamonds and diamond proceeds including a RICO action filed against two international banks allegedly involved in the disappearance. The lawsuits followed years of intense investigation across the globe, in which Jason worked to trace the stolen diamonds and the flow of sales proceeds. To date, Jason has obtained substantial settlements from the company's insurance carriers in the U.S. and abroad, and from one of the company's banks. Jason's international experience also includes securing summary judgment dismissal of all claims against Citigroup, in a class action brought by Parmalat shareholders following the Italian conglomerate's collapse.
Handling Sensitive Investigations
Clients trust Jason to carry out sensitive investigations and look to him for advice in navigating examinations conducted by regulatory bodies. Jason represented one of the country's oldest banking institutions before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in an investigation involving market-timing allegations, and also served as a lead investigator on behalf of the New York State Insurance Department in connection with a highly publicized investigation into the alleged race-based underwriting practices of certain insurance companies.