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Jason S. Kanterman
Associate - Litigation
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Jason Kanterman is a litigation associate resident in Fried Frank's New York office.

Mr. Kanterman represents individuals and institutional clients in affirmative and defensive litigation across a diverse range of industries and disciplines, routinely counseling clients in matters involving sophisticated business disputes, securities litigation, class actions and multidistrict litigation, insurance-related disputes, transportation and logistics disputes, employment matters, and whistleblower and False Claims Act litigation. He also conducts investigations and counsels clients in pre-suit strategy and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Kanterman has tried several bench trials to verdict, has argued dispositive and non-dispositive motions in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has represented clients in successful appeals before state and federal appellate courts including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Kanterman also maintains an active public interest practice. For example, Mr. Kanterman recently filed amicus briefs in the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits on behalf of national medical associations in cases of great constitutional importance. He has also been appointed as lead counsel by a federal district court in a federal civil rights case, an engagement that resolved favorably for his client by way of confidential settlement. He also represents defendants in federal criminal matters under the Criminal Justice Act and has represented numerous ex-offenders as lead counsel in prisoner reentry-related litigation.

When not actively litigating, Mr. Kanterman serves as an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches litigation skills courses including deposition practice and trial advocacy. A frequent lecturer and writer, Mr. Kanterman regularly presents continuing education courses; authors law review articles, invited essays, and book chapters; and speaks with the media on the topics of federal civil procedure, litigation strategies, whistleblower litigation, evidentiary law, and insurance law.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Kanterman served as a federal law clerk and practiced at a boutique litigation firm.

Professional Associations

New Jersey Law Journal, Young Lawyers Advisory Board Member
Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Re-Entry Committee Member
New Jersey State Bar Association, Executive Committee Member for the Special Committee on Appellate Practice


Mr. Kanterman clerked for the Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S.D.J. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation


  • Rutgers Law School, JD – 2016
    • cum laude
    • Business Editor, Rutgers University Law Review
    • Moot Court – Best Brief Award Winner
    • National Mock Trial Team, Member
  • Rider University, BA – 2013

Recent Articles & Comments

January 17, 2023

The Supreme Court is poised to decide a number of key issues involving the False Claims Act this term, but none may prove more noteworthy than the issues presented in these matters.

The False Claims Act has long sought to protect taxpayers from the harm caused by those seeking to "knowingly" defraud the government. For years, parties have sparred over whether or not conduct occurred with the requisite "knowledge" to trigger liability under FCA. Now, the Supreme Court appears poised to…

December 12, 2022

For banks and financial institutions — often complex entities with many corporate layers, subsidiaries or members — this new filing rule requires early attention and communication with in-house and trial counsel. Such coordination will be imperative as the court's assessment of citizenship of any particular institution will differ based on corporate structure. For example, a state bank will be deemed a citizen of any state by which it has been incorporated, and also of the state where it has…

November 29, 2022

While whistleblowers often complain about the pace at which the SEC reviews and resolves whistleblower complaints, this settlement and corresponding award serve as a reminder that the SEC's whistleblower program is alive and well.

Pressure is nonetheless mounting to revamp the whistleblower program to provide for greater transparency into investigations (including the pace at which they are occurring) and to give whistleblowers and their lawyers a more active seat at the table during…

October 07, 2022

Policing unlawful activity in the pharmaceutical industry remains a key focus of qui tam relators and the government alike in pursuing False Claims Act matters (see here). And settlements of this size serve as a sobering reminder to company boards and shareholders of power behind those enforcement actions.

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