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

  • Defends a larger agriculture company in multidistrict antitrust litigation in Missouri federal court
  • Defended a defendants insurance company in an antitrust case in West Virginia federal court
  • Defended a defendant life insurance company in an antitrust case in Wisconsin 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, 2022

The Legal 500 US, Antitrust - Civil litigation/class action - defense, 2020, 2021

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

Speaking Engagements

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 

Presenter, "Municipal Recovery under the Antitrust Laws," PMAA Solicitor Day, August 29, 2016

Board Memberships & Community Service

Community Legal Services, President

Philadelphia Legal Assistance, 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