Jason Ederer focuses his practice on the defense of insurance coverage, professional liability, complex commercial and intellectual property claims.
He litigates matters in both state and federal court involving a wide variety of insurance-related matters, including cases involving claims for professional malpractice (lawyers/accountants/auditors), breach of contract/fiduciary duty, agents and broker’s errors and omissions, directors’ and officers’ liability, declaratory judgment, and coverage issues. He also handles intellectual property-related disputes involving copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and counterfeiting issues.
Jason has been published frequently in the areas of professional liability, insurance, copyright, trademark, and sports entertainment and media law, and he is a Vice Chair of the Professional Liability Insurance Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.
- New York
- US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- US District Court for the District of Connecticut
- LL.M., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2009
- J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2008
- B.A., University of Michigan, 2005
- American Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Professional Insurance Committee
- New York State Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Sports Lawyers Association
- Professional Liability Underwriters Society
- New York County Lawyers Association
- Won motion for summary judgment in New York Supreme Court on behalf of property insurance underwriting association in action involving statutory claims and claims for breach of contract. (2022)
- Won motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court on behalf of insurance brokers in action involving claims for breach of contract and negligence. (2022)
- Won motion to dismiss in federal District Court in New Jersey (2019) and subsequent motion to dismiss appeal in Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2022) in case arising out of appraisals allegedly prepared negligently by defendants-clients.
- Won motion for partial summary judgment for wind damage claim arising out of Superstorm Sandy. (2020)
- Successfully appealed lower court’s denial of motion to dismiss concerning legal malpractice and breach of contract claim against a law firm, which decision was unanimously reversed and motion granted by New York’s Appellate Division, First Department. (2019)
- Won motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court on behalf of insurance broker in action involving claims for breach of contract and negligence. (2017)
- Won motion to dismiss in adversary proceeding venued in federal bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of law firm and attorneys in action involving claims for breach of contract and professional negligence. (2015)
- Won motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court on behalf of insurance broker in action involving claims for breach of contract, fraud and promissory estoppel. (2015)
- Won motion to dismiss in Eastern District of New York on behalf of law firm and attorney in action involving RICO claims. (2014)
- Won motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court counterclaims for breach of contract and legal malpractice asserted by client against her former attorney. (2014)
- Won motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court on behalf of out-of-state law firm and attorneys based on a lack of personal jurisdiction pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(8). (2014)
- Author, “Developments in Real Estate Professional Liability,” American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance/Public Contract Law Journal
- Author, “Gone Phishing -- Legal Malpractice in the Age of the Cyber-Attack,” American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance/Public Contract Law Newsletter
- Author, “Legal Malpractice at a Crossroads: Managing the Looming Threats Facing Attorneys and LPL Professionals from Explosive Growth of ESI and Social Media,” — American Bar Association’s The Brief
- Author, “Advertising Injury May Not Be As Advertised,” Defence Research Institute’s IP Litigation Section Newsletter
- Author, “Legal and Ethical Claims in the Age of Attorney Blogging,” Defense Research Institute’s For The Defense
- Author, “Run for Cover(age): Emerging Trends in Advertising Injury and IP Litigation,” Defense Research Institute’s The Voice
- Author, “For Whom the Statute Tolls: Determining When a Legal Malpractice Claim Is Time-Barred,” American Bar Association’s The Brief