Jason is a Sydney Insurance partner specialising in financial lines (professional Indemnity, D&O and financial institutions) and cyber insurance, as well as Royal Commissions, and is the Sydney office’s Pro Bono Co-Ordinator.
Jason acts as defence counsel and monitors litigation on behalf of insurers in Australia and the London market. His expertise includes interpreting complex financial institutions, professional indemnity and D&O policies, as well as conducting or monitoring litigated claims in the Supreme Court of NSW and Federal Court of Australia, including class actions involving global insurance programmes, and acting for insurers in coverage disputes.
Jason advises insurers and represents parties directly involved in Royal Commissions including with respect to preparing for and attending public hearings to give evidence, as well as in relation to insurance coverage of costs claims and subsequent investigations by regulators.
Jason advises insureds and insurers in relation to cyber risk, data breach planning and incident response, both as an incident response manager (or breach coach) and consulting legal adviser. Jason has worked with numerous insurers and insureds, IT forensics and media consultants, through cyber incidents, including the notification of data breaches to individuals and regulators.
Jason also advises buyers and sellers with respect to W&I insurance, working alongside the firm’s commercial team in negotiating policy terms for the purpose of share sale arrangements.
Jason is also the Pro Bono Co-ordinator for the Sydney office, managing a number of legal clinics the firm is involved with that provide pro bono legal services to homeless and other vulnerable clients.
Jason is a member of the National Committee of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) and serves on the Education and National Conference sub-committees.
Jason is also a qualified New York Attorney having successfully completed the New York Bar Exam in 2008 and is a member of the Australian Chapter of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.
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Royal Commissions experience:
Cyber Risk / Breach Response experience:
Warranty & Indemnity insurance experience: