Jason J. Mendro

Jason J. Mendro is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Mendro has extensive experience defending class and derivative action lawsuits at the trial and appellate level, in both federal and state courts. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group. Law360 recently recognized Mr. Mendro as a “Rising Star” in the category of securities law.

Mr. Mendro has defended leading companies in complex litigation involving a broad spectrum of disputes, including claims under the federal securities laws, ERISA, the False Claims Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various whistleblower laws. He has conducted internal corporate investigations and represented companies in investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and self-regulatory organizations.

Mr. Mendro has defended numerous derivative actions, representing directors and executives against a host of challenges to their authority, decisions, oversight, and compensation. Recent matters in which Mr. Mendro has played a substantial role include the representation of a prominent defense contractor in a derivative action asserting failure-to-monitor claims; the representation of a leading compensation consultant in a derivative action arising from the “Say on Pay” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act; and the representation of a biotechnology company in a $400 million derivative action challenging CEO and director compensation. Mr. Mendro’s experience also includes the representation of special litigation committees and the defense of corporate book and records litigation.

Mr. Mendro graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated first in his class. Mr. Mendro also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Mendro is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., California, and numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.

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Areas of Practice 1) Appellate and Constitutional Law, 2) Class Actions, 3) Labor and Employment, 4) Securities Litigation and 5) Transnational Litigation
Law School Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002
Admitted Year 1999
Education University of Florida, B.A., 1998
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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