Jason A. Snyderman


Jason Snyderman focuses his practice on trying and overseeing complex litigation nationally, including class actions, business litigation of all types, and trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes, including patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. He has litigated to verdict or final judgment cases involving constitutional challenges, business torts, RICO, ERISA, intellectual property, partisan gerrymandering, pharmaceutical products liability, M&A breakups, employment and earnout disputes, non-competes, professional liability, insurance coverage, environmental, and construction issues.

Since 2010, Jason has been recognized every year by the Best Lawyers in America publication. He has also been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a designation given to less than five percent of Pennsylvania attorneys based on peer surveys and professional achievement. In 2007, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly named him as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” a designation given to only 35 lawyers throughout the Commonwealth under the age of 40 determined to have influenced the legal community based on the development of the law, commitment to the community, and service to the bar.

Jason has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Outside the Firm

Jason coaches youth soccer.  As a result, he and his wife can usually be found most weekends on the soccer sidelines watching their three children compete in travel soccer.  Jason is also a recovering sprint-triathlete and struggling golfer. 


  • Lead counsel for an international trust company in a wrongful levy action relating to assets held in an offshore trust levied by the United States. 
  • Lead counsel for a national telecommunications provider and a private equity investor in a dispute arising out of on asset purchase acquisition of a regional communications company.
  • Representation of the President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate in connection with multiple redistricting matters asserting partisan gerrymandering challenges relating to the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts.   
  • Lead counsel to a manufacturer of probes used in steelmaking in connection with a products liability action arising out of an explosion in an electric arc furnace; obtained successful dismissal of all claims. 
  • Lead counsel to a major event services technology provider in a dispute alleging successor liability following an acquisition relating to an asset purchase of a competitor; obtained complete dismissal of all claims.
  • Counsel to a health knowledge products and services provider, in national putative class action alleging unsolicited fax advertising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”); successfully obtained complete pre-discovery dismissal of class action complaint.
  • Counsel to a hardware manufacturer and wholesaler, in national putative class action alleging unsolicited fax advertising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”); obtained a successful class-wide settlement. 
  • Lead counsel to major bank in connection with claims asserted by noteholders alleging breaches of a trust indenture agreement.
  • Successfully defeated class certification on behalf of a national bank in a consumer class action alleging RICO liability based on the bank’s alleged failure to properly monitor ACH transactions for telemarketing and Internet merchant consumers.
  • Represented large national security company in multimillion dollar trade secrets dispute arising out of the award of a significant government contract from the U.S. Navy. The matter was successfully resolved on a confidential basis
  • Lead counsel to a major international global plastics products design and engineering company in multiple commercial disputes with a leading worldwide food-products conglomerate arising out of a series of complex distribution and manufacturing agreements.
  • Lead counsel to a pharmaceutical company in a commercial dispute alleging the breach of an exclusivity agreement providing our client with the exclusive negotiating rights to acquire a major manufacturer of pharmaceuticals; obtained large monetary settlement shortly after the complaint was filed.
  • Lead counsel to a leading software technology company and its principal in a series of actions involving copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract resulting from its major competitor’s use of substantially similar materials received from a former customer.
  • Lead counsel to a major U.S. oil services company in a high-profile dispute relating to a large environmental remediation project in South Carolina. Though sued for multiple millions in purported damages, after nearly 30 depositions were taken and shortly before a 7-week trial was to begin, the case was successfully resolved without the client having to pay anything.
  • Lead counsel in high-profile trade secrets dispute arising out of employee theft of trade secrets involving chemical formulations for metallization pastes developed for the photovoltaic industry. After successfully obtaining a TRO preventing the defendant from establishing a competing entity in China, civil litigation resulted in a significant confidential judgment.
  • Lead counsel to one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sensors essential for use in today’s steel, iron, and aluminum industries in multiple patent litigation matters. 
  • Successfully defended a major Internet security company in patent infringement lawsuit involving two-factor authentication; obtained summary judgment of non-infringement later affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Lead counsel for one of the U.S.’s largest environmental testing companies in successful defense of trademark infringement and related claims, including denial of preliminary injunctive relief after three-day federal court hearing.
  • Successfully represented a major pharmaceutical company in all Pennsylvania-based lawsuits involving its prescription opioid pain medication.
  • Successfully defended one of the region’s largest health insurers in class actions filed by a putative class of physician providers. Denial of class certification alleging improper reimbursement practices later affirmed by both the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts.
  • Lead trial counsel for one of Pennsylvania’s largest power utilities in multiple property damage jury trials.
  • Successfully represented Pennsylvania’s Governor and Secretary of Education in a series of seven lawsuits in Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, and county courts as well as U.S. District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in actions relating to the alleged “takeover” of the Philadelphia School District.
  • Pro bono defense of Pennsylvania’s first-ever convict exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence after serving more than ten years in state prison.


  • 2010–2023, Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent, Philadelphia, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2014–2024, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation, listed in Super Lawyers



  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • America - Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Blue Bell Country Club Community Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • World Trade Center of Philadelphia
Professional Activities

Jason has long been active in community and service organizations. He is currently an elected board member and President of one of the largest community associations in Pennsylvania, and has also served on the Board of Directors of various local charities and non-profit organizations. Jason is a member of the World Trade Center Association of Philadelphia. He is also a volunteer attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates, the country’s oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for children.



  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade


  • Pennsylvania State University, BA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD