Jason E. Manning

Partner

Virginia Beach
Washington, D.C.
Business Phone: 757.687.7564
Business Fax: 757.687.1524

jason.manning@troutmansanders.com

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Jason's practice focuses on financial services litigation, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

Jason represents national banks, mortgage investors, and loan servicers in individual and class action complaints arising under federal and state law. His practice includes litigation defense and compliance advice regarding FDCPA, TILA, FCRA, RICO, RESPA, TCPA, and various state consumer statutes. He has experience responding to CFPB, state Attorney General, and state banking department inquiries.

Jason has represented Fortune 500 companies in trials, hearings, and depositions in contract disputes, business torts, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is licensed to practice in DC, NY, NJ, VA, and WV where his experience includes trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as mediation and arbitration.

Representative Experience
Class Actions

Obtained summary judgment in class action case alleging $11M in loan servicing violations under the WVCCPA based on the statute of limitation and acceleration of the debt.  Delebreau v. Bayview Loan Serv., LLC, No. 6:09-cv-245 (S.D.W.Va. Jan. 18, 2011).

Secured settlement of FDCPA class action case alleging debt collection violations in dunning letter.  Sebrow v. Specialized Loan Serv., LLC, No. 1:10-cv-2822 (E.D.N.Y. 2011).

Obtained dismissal of class action case alleging violations under the FDCPA for failure to provide the mini-Miranda warning.  Echehoyen v. GMAC Mortgage LLC, Case No. 10-C-09-003965 (Md. Cir. Ct. Mar. 15, 2010).

Secured settlement of class action arising from alleged “robo-signing” of affidavits in foreclosure proceedings and NJCFA claims.  Sheehan v. MERS, No. 1:10-cv-06837 (D.N.J. 2012).

 

Defending class actions arising under TILA and mass actions arising under FDCPA.

Mortgage Litigation

Resolved hundreds of state and federal cases involving litigation arising from the origination or servicing of mortgages (NY, NJ, VA, WV). 

Secured summary judgment for Goldman Sachs in lawsuit involving allegations that mortgage backed securities and hedging with credit default options barred lien enforcement or invalidated the lien. Florez v. Goldman Sachs Mortgage Co., No. 01:09cv1181 (E.D. Va. Apr. 8, 2010).  Defended case through appeal where the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s rulings.  Florez v. Goldman Sachs Mortgage Co., No. 10-1523 (4th Cir. July 28, 2011).

Secured summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for client investor in a real estate acquisition, and defended judgment on appeal to the Fourth Circuit where the decision was affirmed. Johnson v. Washington, No. 08-1421 (4th Cir. Feb. 24, 2009).

Obtained dismissal of state consumer claims under the WVCCPA for alleged loan servicing violations based on federal preemption under the National Bank Act and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Staats v. Bank of America, N.A., No. 3:10-cv-68 (N.D.W.Va. Nov. 4, 2010), and summary judgment on the remaining claims, Id. (N.D.W.Va. June 7, 2011). 

Complex Commercial Litigation/Intellectual Property

Successfully defended appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court affirmed the rulings of the Chesapeake Circuit Court made after a 13 day trial.  Judicial dissolution of general partnership was ordered with no liability on counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.  Russell Realty Assocs., Case No. 110380 (Va. Apr. 20, 2012).

Secured jury verdict for KBA-Giori finding validity and infringement of client's automated inspection patent and secured bench ruling denying inequitable conduct after two week trial with co-counsel from Sidley Austin.  KBA-Giori v. Muhlbauer, No. 2:08-cv-34 (E.D. Va. 2009).

Secured $350,000 jury verdict after six-day trial on behalf of minority shareholder frozen out of closely held business.

Obtained dismissal of $7 million professional negligence complaint by land developer against client engineering firm, with zero liability and no damages.

Representing oil and gas exploration company in multi-jurisdiction litigation over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.

Representing client in Department of Justice opposition to corporate merger based on anti-competitive allegations.

Publications
Co-author, "The Constricted Scope but Continuing Application of State-Law Preemption," Consumer Financial Service Law Report, April 20, 2012.

Other Distinctions
Named to Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in Intellectual Property Law (2011-2013).

Selected as a Rising Star in Class Action/Mass Torts by Law & Politics' Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine (2012 and 2013).

Work Experience
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2012-present
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2006-2011
Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2003-2006 (NY office)
Judicial Extern, Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., magna cum laude,
    Article Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
    Moot Court Best Speaker Award
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude,
    Gamma Beta Phi
    Pi Sigma Alpha
    Lambda Pi Eta


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia


Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Horizons Hampton Roads, Board of Directors