Jason Pinney focuses his practice on securities enforcement and litigation matters. Jason represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, board members, and individuals in litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory investigations across the United States. Jason represents clients in federal and state court, as well as before the SEC, FINRA, and state securities agencies. He conducts internal investigations on behalf of senior management and directors, and advises on a variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance issues, including broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation, retail advice and standards of conduct, and research analyst conflicts.
Jason lectures on securities industry issues and conducts continuing education programs for clients. Jason is active in pro bono matters and nonprofit work. He is on the Boston Advisory Board for Harlem Lacrosse, a school-based nonprofit that mentors at-risk youth in five cities through the sport of lacrosse. Jason also previously served as a board member and pro bono counsel for MetroLacrosse. He leads a team that serves as counsel to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, a nationally recognized nonprofit that protects and serves the local fishing community. Jason has testified before Congress in connection with his pro bono work, and has been profiled in Above the Law, The American Lawyer, and other publications.
In 2012, Jason was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly. In 2015 he was named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Boston by The National Law Journal.
Jason currently serves as the hiring partner for Morgan Lewis’s Boston office. He previously served as the chair of the Boston office’s Pro Bono Committee.
Jason received his J.D. magna cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was an executive editor for the Environmental Affairs Law Review and taught environmental law to undergraduates. In 2010, he served as a special prosecutor for the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.
Part of a team that successfully challenged a first-in-the-nation state fiduciary rule on behalf of a national broker-dealer
Part of a team serving as national coordinating defense counsel to a major Wall Street brokerage firm responding to more than 75 arbitrations related to employee stock and stock options
Part of a team serving as national coordinating defense counsel to a major clearing broker-dealer defending against hundreds of claims relating to mortgage-backed securities
Part of a team serving as national coordinating defense counsel to a major Wall Street brokerage firm responding to a series of auction rate securities claims