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Jason A. Archinaco

Jason Archinaco has handled a wide variety of complex and cutting edge legal matters. Early in his career, he was involved in one of the first domain name squatting disputes. Following that case, he continued to litigate complex commercial matters, often adding his own creative flair. He was the first attorney in the United States to advance wiretap claims for the theft of email. He also handled the first virtual property lawsuit in the United States that was widely discussed in the national media.

Jason has tried numerous cases to verdict and has handled cases with both local and national significance. In several cases, he has established the destruction of electronic or paper documents. In one case, he obtained sanctions in excess of $500,000 against his opponent for destroying evidence.

Jason’s cases have been reported on in many publications, including the Business Week, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He has been often quoted and interviewed.

As early as 2005, Jason was designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star. Since that time, he has obtained several eight figure verdicts and settlements.  He and his partner Bob’s verdict in the Ciechoski case was rated one of the top verdicts in the United State for 2014 by The National Law Journal.

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

  • Archinaco/Bracken (Member)(2012-present)
  • Pribanic Pribanic + Archinaco (Member)(2009-2012)
  • White & Williams LLP (Partner) (2005-8)
  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C. (Partner)(2003-5)
  • Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C. (Associate)(1996-2003)

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

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