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February 2021: Partner Eric Jaso Quoted in New York Law Journal article Asset Management Argues for Rate-Rigging Payout Stemming From Bank Settlement
An attorney for the firm, Fortinbras Asset Management, argued that his client’s work unwinding interest rate swaps for defendant Credit Suisse had made it eligible to receive a payout from the class action settlement, reached in 2016 in Manhattan federal court.
Spiro Harrison announced today the promotion of three attorneys to Partner – Meredith Sharoky Paley, Thomas M. Kenny, and Michael J. Sullivan. These new litigation Partners are strategically positioned to use their increased roles to deepen Spiro Harrison’s experience across its litigation practice areas.
We are thrilled to have played a role in the pardoning of our client Paul Slough and his fellow decorated military veterans Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard, and Nick Slatten. Paul, Evan, Dustin, and Nick were charged with crimes related to a violent incident in Iraq during the height of the insurgency while defending government officials as state department contractors. After the initial prosecution was dismissed for “egregious” constitutional violations, the men were retried and convicted, sentenced to 12-15 years in prison, and in one case life imprisonment. As a result of this full pardon, these men will now be reunited with their families after six years in federal prison.
September 2020: Spiro Harrison Welcomes Associate Rachel Sollecito
Spiro Harrison is pleased to welcome to the firm associate Rachel Sollecito. Rachel represents clients throughout all aspects of complex litigation. Before joining the firm, Rachel clerked for both the trial and appellate levels in New Jersey.
May 2020: Spiro Harrison Presents CLE for ACC NJ, entitled “Innovative Technique for Law Departments to Generate Revenue & Reduce Spend During & After the COVID-19 Crisis”
Panelists from Spiro Harrison, in house counsel from BASF, along with a representative from Parabellum discuss ways to streamline in-house activities and reduce costs, while at the same time pursuing worthwhile recoveries, including through AFAs and/or funding.
April 2020: Spiro Harrison Launches Fundraising Campaign to Support New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Lunch Break and VNA Health Group in COVID-19 Relief
Spiro Harrison launches “Donate Your Commute” fundraising campaign to support these three organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
February 2020: Spiro Harrison Announces New Office Location in Red Bank, NJ
As part of the Firm’s expansion, we have opened a new office in Red Bank to support our growing Monmouth County practice. The new office will support the addition of several new attorneys in the near future who will help serve our clients in the area.
February 2020: Spiro Harrison Welcomes Senior Associate Peter Demato, Jr.
Spiro Harrison is pleased to welcome to the firm senior associate Peter Demato, Jr. Pete has experience litigating a variety of complex issues in both state and federal courts, including antitrust, commodities, securities, real estate, and intellectual property matters. He also has experience with alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and FINRA arbitrations.
September 2019: Counsel Meredith Sharoky Paley Selected by Super Lawyers
Spiro Harrison is pleased to announce that attorney Meredith Sharoky Paley has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2019 New York Metro Rising Star for Business Litigation. To be included in the Rising Stars list, a candidate must either be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the New York metro area receive this distinction. Selections are made through a process which includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.
July 2019: Michael Sullivan Joins as Senior Associate Out of the Firm’s Red Bank Office
May 2019: Partner Eric Jaso Speaks as a Panelist on Fox Nation Show Discussing the Trump-Russia Investigation
Bill McGurn and his panel of experts dive back into the Trump-Russia investigation and take look at the new sheriff in town, attorney John Durham.
April 2019: Partner Eric Jaso Speaks as a Panelist on Fox Nation Show Discussing the FBI Investigation
Bill McGurn and his panel of experts dive into the various flaws recently discovered within the FBI and the best methods to right the bureau’s ship.
March 2019: Partner Eric Jaso Speaks as a Panelist on Fox Nation Show Discussing the Mueller/Barr Reports
Jason Chaffetz and a panel of former federal prosecutors dive into the details of the Mueller report.
February 2019: Partner Eric Jaso Quoted in VOA News article Washington on Edge as Mueller Probe Nears Completion
But current Justice Department regulations do not require Mueller to do so, said Eric Jaso, a former associate independent counsel who is now a partner at the Spiro Harrison law firm.
As chairman of the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission, Partner Eric Jaso writes a topical cover letter each month for ELEC-Tronic Newsletter.
January 2019: Spiro Harrison Welcomes Senior Associate Thomas M. Kenny
Spiro Harrison is pleased to welcome to the firm senior associate Tom Kenny. Tom joins the firm after seven years in practice as a litigator associate with a broad-based practice representing clients in all phases of complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in the state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York and has litigated cases throughout the country.
”He’s going to have a very deep respect and commitment to the institution of the Department of Justice,” said Eric Jaso, a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at the Spiro Harrison law firm.
November 2018: Partner Eric Jaso Selected to Serve on the Board of Trustees for USAO Alumni Association
Eric Jaso has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the USAO Alumni Association, a professional organization of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys who served in the District of New Jersey.
September 2018: Partner Eric Jaso and Associate Jason Perez Write Article Titled Third Circuit OKs Snap Removal
“In its recent decision in Encompass Insurance Co. v. Stone Mansion Restaurant Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit gave the green light to a litigation tactic ubiquitously referred to as “snap removal”, a tactic often used by defendants seeking to remove cases from state courts to federal district courts.”
June 2018: Partner Eric Jaso sworn in as Trustee of the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
February 2018: Partner Eric Jaso and Associate Jason Perez Write Article Titled Something Old, Something New: Department of Justice Issues New Guidance on Qui Tam Lawsuits
“Qui tam” lawsuits brought by whistleblowers to report and expose fraud against the government have ballooned in recent years, spurred by publicity about settlements in the billions and rewards in the millions.”
David Harrison discussed the “Brushes with the LAW” pertaining to HIPAA in the legal world.
September 2017: NJ Law Journal article Election Board Gets Court’s Okay to Investigate Essex Executive
A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that the state Election Law Enforcement Commission may proceed with an investigation into alleged campaign finance law violations by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and his treasurer.
Commissioner Eric Jaso, a former federal prosecutor who joined the Commission in March, was named the new chairman by Governor Chris Christie.
July 2017: Partner Eric Jaso Quoted in VOA News article US Special Counsel Mueller Probes Trump Finances
Eric Jaso, a former associate independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation who is now a partner with the Spiro Harrison law firm, said Mueller’s mandate gives him “a fair amount of wiggle room” to probe matters related to the investigation.
Monmouth County in central New Jersey may not be the state’s best-known region, but the shore community’s growing business sector is attracting law firms looking to plant roots near potential technology, health care and financial services clients while staying close to major cities like Newark and New York.
April 2017: Partners Jason Spiro and David Harrison speak at the Association of Corporate Counsel, a NJ event on FCA Compliance
The presentation outlined the basic components of the FCA and offered critical practice tips for proactive compliance measures and defense strategies for minimizing FCA exposure. Presenters were experienced practitioners in regulatory compliance, FCA investigations, and whistleblower and government lawsuits.
April 2017: Spiro Harrison is Recognized for its Work Advising on an Acquisition by FinTech Corporate Communications Leader
The acquisition of Leverage PR by Caliber Corporate Advisers was facilitated by the expert legal team at Spiro Harrison and the counsel of Gould+Partners.
“We’re thrilled to open our newest office in Red Bank, and look forward to filling a gap in New Jersey’s legal market,” Jason C. Spiro, founding partner, said in a prepared statement. “New Jersey business owners want boots on the ground without sacrificing Big Law expertise, and we’re answering that call as we grow our outside general counsel practice geographically and with new talent.”
Governor Chris Christie appointed Eric Jaso to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission. He was unanimously confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate.