Jason A. Leckerman

Partner He / Him / His
Philadelphia

Jason A. Leckerman is Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. He focuses on antitrust and competition, product liability, and commercial litigation and regularly counsels clients on antitrust compliance and risk. In addition, he assists private and public companies in analyzing potential mergers and acquisitions, and in obtaining clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

At Ballard Spahr, Jason is a member of the Expanded Board, Partner-in-Charge of the litigation mentoring program in the Philadelphia office, and is Partner-in-Charge of the United Way Campaign.

Experience 

Representative Matters

Competition and Commercial Matters

  • Represents numerous municipalities and other buyers as plaintiffs in multidistrict antitrust litigation pending in New Jersey federal court
  • Represented a plaintiff health care data company in a monopolization case in Pennsylvania federal court
  • Represented a plaintiff pharmaceutical manufacturer in a Lanham Act (unfair competition) claim in Pennsylvania federal court

Product Liability Matters

  • Represents a chemical manufacturer in numerous product, toxic tort, and premises liability claims in Pennsylvania state court
  • Represents an equipment manufacturer in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania state court
  • Represents a chemical manufacturer in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania state court

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Jason maintains an active pro bono practice. He spends considerable time representing asylum applicants and supervising junior lawyers in asylum proceedings, and leads the asylum practice group in Philadelphia. He has represented clients pro bono in many other areas, and has focused on expanding the protections of property owners facing civil forfeiture claims. Jason also participated in advising the committee responsible for creating the Ethics Commission of the City of Philadelphia. 

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star," Competition/antitrust, Product liability, Commercial, 2021

The Legal 500 US, Antitrust - Civil litigation/class action - defense, 2020

The Legal 500 US, Antitrust - Civil litigation/class action - plaintiff, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Antitrust and the New Administration: Insights Into Enforcement and Policy, and What Companies Should Do Now to Prepare," Ballard Spahr webinar, December 3, 2020

Speaker, "The Trouble With Trebles," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 16, 2018

Speaker, "Everyday Antitrust Issues: You Don't Know What You Don't Know," Ballard Spahr CLE Program, October 12, 2017 

Board Memberships & Community Service

Community Legal Services, Vice President

Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Vice President

Publications

Participant, "Law firm leadership perspective," The Buford Quarterly, January 2021

Author, “Motions to Dismiss in Antitrust Suits: Strategies for Raising the Motion,” Lexis Practice Advisor, 2019

Contributing author, "ABA Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (2d Ed. 2016)," Chapters on Class Action Assertion of Indirect Purchaser Claims and Indirect Purchaser Settlements

Credentials 

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2001)  
Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, James A. Manderino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

George Washington University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1998)

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States