Jason R. Brost

Associate
jason.brost dbr.com
Phone: (202) 230-5238 (202) 230-5238

About

Jason R. Brost represents financial services companies in complex commercial disputes and defends consumer class actions. Jason also has represented a wide variety of businesses and individuals in commercial, securities, insurance coverage, and employment litigation matters, and has responded to investigations by law enforcement and regulatory organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, and FINRA. Jason is actively involved in numerous pro bono matters, which include representing asylum seekers, handling criminal appeals, and representing abused women seeking orders of protection.

Experience

  • Defended life insurer against complaint alleging that annuities issued by insurer and purchased by plaintiff were unsuitable product and were misrepresented by the selling agent; obtained summary judgment on six of eight counts; obtained jury verdict regarding contract claim and directed verdict on consumer fraud claim; successfully defended appeal.
  • Defended insurer in set of lawsuits brought by hedge funds and other life settlement investors regarding whether insurer’s cost of insurance adjustments on universal life insurance policies violated policies’ terms.
  • Defended consumer products company against multiple consumer class actions alleging that claims on product labels were misleading.
  • Represented issuers of lender-placed insurance against multiple consumer class actions alleging insurance was placed improperly and insurer paid inappropriate compensation to lenders.
  • Defended allegations of elder financial abuse in connection with sales and surrenders of deferred annuity products.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2006, cum laude
  • University of Portland, M.A., 1996
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1994

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Organizations

  • American Bar Association