Jason A. Archinaco was raised by one of the first Rosie the Riveters pursuant to a code of honesty, integrity and hard work.  Jason’s father was the first in his family to attend college, with Jason the first to attend and graduate law school.

Following law school, Jason took a position in Pittsburgh that focused on litigation, trying both arbitration and jury trials.  After cutting his teeth on lower level arbitrations and trials for the first couple of years, Jason was selected to participate in an antitrust matter as third chair along side famed trial attorney David J. Armstrong, Esquire (In re Ferrisilicon).  

 

The conclusion of that matter followed with other, higher profile assignments, including a case that had generated local and national media attention (Dwyer) – followed by the first domain name squatting case (Zippo.com) and the first application of the wiretap statutes to the theft of email (Labwerks v. Sladecutter).

In 2002, Jason obtained a significant position representing a large corporate entity in a dispute over a California dealership.  After opening an office in California, staffing it and running it for the first two years, the case ended in successful verdict of $44.9.  It was followed by two other successful verdicts over the course of the next four years, including establishing alter ego liability and hidden assets ($12.8 million, $6 million).  During the course of those proceedings, Jason also established the destruction of evidence resulting in sanctions in excess of $500,000.

 

Jason published his first law review article in 2006, Virtual Worlds, Real Damages: The Odd Case of American Hero, the Greatest Horse that May Have Lived.  That article has since been cited to by numerous other law review articles – and directly led to Jason successfully handling the first virtual property lawsuit in the United States (Bragg v. Linden Labs), a case that garnered considerable national attention.   As a result of his article and Bragg case, Jason was invited to speak before the New York Bar Association on a panel along side Google’s then general counsel.

 

In 2008, Jason obtained the second largest, single claimant verdict in FINRA history ($12 million), when he proved that higher-level executives had scapegoated lower level managers during the Wall Street market timing scandal that involved Elliott Spitzer and the then largest civil penalty ever paid ($600 million).  (Carl v. Alliance Bernstein).

 

In January 2014, Jason successfully obtained the 17th largest verdict in the United States as reported by the National Law Journal, in a case where medical negligence had rendered his client a spastic quadriplegic.  (Ciechoski v. Phoenixville Hospital).

 

In April 2015, Jason and his wife Paula were visited by P22, setting off a national media frenzy for two days.  They appeared on 60 Minutes and are now resultantly, unofficial spokespeople for the National Wildlife Federation attempting to raise money for #SaveLACougars, a project designed to preserve the wildlife in the Los Angeles area.

 

In May 2015, Jason successfully concluded representation of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in litigation against its former hedge fund manager that had dissipated assets.  The matter resulted in full recoupment of the Foundation’s money.

 

Jason has previously been quoted and interviewed for many publications, including Business Week, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.  Jason, however, currently limits media access.

 

Representative Matters

  • $44.9 million verdict – Breach of Contract / Fraud
  • $32.8 million verdict – Medical Malpractice
  • $12.8 million verdict – Alter Ego / Self Dealing
  • $12 million verdict – Defamation / Fraud / Intentional Interference with Contract (second largest single claimant verdict in FINRA history)
  • $10 million settlement – Product Liability
  • $6 million verdict – Fraud / Hidden Assets
  • First United States Virtual Property case
  • Trademark infringement from a sound-alike competitor
  • Cyber squatting and trademark infringement
  • Wiretap violations, theft of email and trade secrets
  • Antitrust price fixing

 

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Trials and Arbitrations
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability and Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice

 

Honors, Awards and Recognition

  • 2010-present – Identified in Wikipedia
  • 2006-present – Cases reported on or Jason was quoted in numerous national publications including, but not limited to: Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Philadelphia Enquirer, Information Week, Law.com, California Lawyer, Business Week, The Boston Globe
  • 2005 – Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Jason has been interviewed and appeared on television in both the United States and Internationally

 

Publications

  • Virtual Worlds, Real Damages: The Odd Case of American Hero, the Greatest Horse That May Have Lived, Gaming Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2007)
  • Is Publisher/Distributor Liability for Defamation on the Internet Dead?, Legal Intelligencer (2001)

 

Experience

  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C. (Associate)(1996-2003)
  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C. (Partner)(2003-2005)
  • White & Williams LLP (Partner) (2005-2008)
  • Pribanic Pribanic + Archinaco (Member)(2009-2012)
  • Archinaco/Bracken LLC (memeber)(2012-2017)
  • The Archinaco Firm LLC (Member)(2018-present)

 

Legal Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. (1995)

 

Undergraduate Education

  • Villanova University, B.S., management, minor: theatre (1992)

 

Professional Admissions & Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania (1995)
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1995)
  • Federal District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (1998)
  • California (2012)
  • Admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

 

Contact Info:

 412-434-0555

 jarchinaco@archlawgroup.com

 

 

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Jason A. Archinaco - Pennsylvania's Top 50 Employment & Labor Laywer