Jason H. Casell

Counsel

Houston
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Overview

Jason Casell focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and related civil and administrative regulatory matters. Drawing from his significant experience defending clients in healthcare, mass torts, and products liability matters in state and federal courts across the country, he provides clients with strategic counsel that enables them to protect their businesses before misconduct violations occur. Additionally, Jason has experience representing companies in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and numerous state agencies and regulators.

Jason is active in the Houston community and serves on the Board of Directors of Main Street Theater, which produces classic and contemporary plays for adults and literary-based theater and education programs for youth. He is also a Leadership Houston Class XXXV Fellow.

Select Experience

  • Represented global pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with government investigation of sales and marketing activities.
  • Represented special committee of the board of directors of a global media company in internal investigation.
  • Represented leading medical device manufacturer in connection with multi-year civil investigative demand and assessed compliance with numerous internal ethics and compliance policies and federal regulations.
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Experience

  • Represented global pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with government investigation of sales and marketing activities.
  • Represented special committee of the board of directors of a global media company in internal investigation.
  • Represented leading medical device manufacturer in connection with multi-year civil investigative demand and assessed compliance with numerous internal ethics and compliance policies and federal regulations.
  • Represented Fortune 1000 corporation in internal investigation.
  • Member of trial team that secured jury verdict of no liability for international steel manufacturer sued for more than $40 million in Houston for damages resulting from alleged failure of oil well casing system. Responsible for preparing president and sole corporate defense witness for trial testimony.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Texas Bar Foundation: Fellow (2014 to Present)

Memberships

  • DRI
    • Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Commitee
      • Committee Chair (2014 to 2016)
      • Publications Chair (2012 to 2014)
    • Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee, Defense of Government Actions Special Litigation Group: Vice Chair (2016 to Present)
    • Product Liability Committee
    • Lawyers' Professional and Ethics Committee
    • Young Lawyers Committee
      • Membership Chair (2011 to 2012)
      • Texas State Marketing Chair (2010 to 2011)
  • Greater Houston Partnership
    • Health Care Business Development Subcommittee (2013 to 2017)
    • Health Care Emerging Issues Subcommittee (2013 to 2017)
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section (2013 to Present)

Community

  • Main Street Theater, Board of Directors
    • 1st Vice Chair (2018 to 2019)
    • Board Member (2015 to Present)
  • Leadership Houston: Class XXXV Fellow (2016 to 2017)
  • Anti-Defamation League Houston Glass Leadership Institute
    • Co-Chair (2017 to 2018)
    • Fellow (2016 to 2017)
  • United Way of Greater Houston: Young Leader (2014 to 2017)

Pro Bono

  • Represented appellant in Alabama state habeas proceedings in capital case.
  • Obtained U.S. asylum for Nepali citizen based on persecution for political beliefs.
  • Represented child seeking special immigrant juvenile status with Kids in Need of Defense and Chevron.
  • Represented parents of New York City schoolchildren challenging city’s ban on cell phones in public schools.

Industries

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Michael M. Baylson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Law Clerk (2002 to 2003)
  • The Honorable John P. Bourcier, Supreme Court of Rhode Island: Law Clerk (2001 to 2002)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Texas
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2001; University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Managing Article Editor
  • M.S., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1998
  • B.A., History with Honors, Dartmouth College, 1997, cum laude