Jason LaFond is an experienced advocate before both trial and appellate courts, placing special emphasis on brief writing and oral argument. Jason has been the primary author of dozens of appellate briefs and dispositive motions, and has argued in trial courts around the country as well as in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Seventh Circuits. Jason’s practice includes advising clients—ranging from individuals to corporations to foreign sovereigns—on litigation and appellate strategy. Jason assists clients across practice areas in a wide-variety of litigation, including constitutional and administrative law, commercial disputes, products liability, mass torts and class actions.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Jason served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyson K. Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Jason is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Jason received a BA in economics and government, cum laude, from the University of Maryland and an MA in political science from American University.
Prior to practicing law, Jason served on the staff of the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means.