Jason A. Frye

Counsel

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2007), summa cum laude
  • Indiana University Bloomington (B.S., 2001)

Related Services

Jason provides strategic litigation counsel to businesses and their principals, advocating to enforce or protect his clients’ interests. Jason represents businesses in multiple industries in complex litigation matters, but also develops creative, cost-effective strategies to resolve disputes before litigation ensues.

He has served as lead counsel in lawsuits before state and federal courts and arbitration panels, representing clients in contract, commercial lease and complex insurance coverage disputes. Jason also handles business torts, fiduciary duty claims, fraudulent conveyance actions, contested commercial foreclosures and disputes arising under the bankruptcy code and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Jason also regularly counsels corporate policyholders to develop strategies to resolve their insurance coverage disputes.

Commercial Litigation:

  • Represented trade show carpeting company in multi-million dollar fraud suit brought by purchaser of business and obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims
  • Represented financial institution in its role as trustee in suit seeking $100 million in damages arising out of alleged fraudulent life insurance premium program and obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims against client
  • Represented Japanese bank in putative class action alleging various claims arising out of collapse of bitcoin exchange and assisted in successful defeat of motion for class certification
  • Represented insurance producer in suit brought by an insurance trust arising out of an off-shore captive insurance program and obtained favorable settlement for client
  • Advised managers of limited liability company in dispute with members arising out of operation of multimillion dollar Chicago restaurant
  • Represented majority holders of preferred membership interest in limited liability company in multiple suits addressing control over company’s assets and obtained favorable settlement for clients
  • Represented property management company in class action litigation alleging multiple violations of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance and obtained favorable settlement for client
  • Represented employees of one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies during governmental investigation
  • Represented company’s assignee for the benefit of creditors in suit against former directors and officers and obtained favorable settlement for creditors
  • Represented premier transportation company and obtained dismissal with prejudice of multimillion-dollar claim by successfully asserting the doctrine of judicial estoppel
  • Prevailed in multiday arbitration on behalf of leading convenience store supplier against chain of convenience stores
  • Represented Fortune 500 managed health care company in litigation in state and federal courts
  • Represented trustee for bondholders in litigation proceedings in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio

Insurance Coverage:

  • Represented global mining company in obtaining coverage for talc-related bodily injury claims from primary carriers and excess carriers
  • Represented national provider of risk management solutions in coverage dispute arising out of medical bill review of automobile claims
  • Advised one of the world’s largest restaurant chains regarding insurance coverage for claims arising in several different countries
  • Represented mobile advertising network in coverage litigation arising out of claims alleging privacy violations
  • Represented engineering firm in suit against primary carriers arising out of hundreds of asbestos bodily injury claims
  • Represented public company in suit against several primary carriers arising out of asbestos bodily injury claims and obtained favorable settlement of past and future defense costs
  • Represented Fortune 500 database marketing company in coverage disputes over alleged FCRA violations
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies as an E&O policyholder in complex coverage disputes throughout the country
  • Represented money management firm in coverage dispute relating to Cost of Correction Endorsement
  • Represented directors and officers in coverage dispute arising out of alleged takeover of company
  • Represented individual policyholder in action to rescind insurance policy and helped obtain settlement of underlying action on eve of rescission trial
  • Advised D&O policyholders on bankruptcy-related issues

Bankruptcy:

  • Represented creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and landlords in all aspects of bankruptcy and adversary proceedings 
  • Represented secured lender as lead counsel in Chapter 11 case and successfully negotiated an agreement for the turnover of seven condominium buildings and all cash collateral generated from those properties
  • Represented defendants in fraudulent conveyance actions arising out of Ponzi scheme
  • Assisted clients with prebankruptcy contingency planning
  • Represented trustee for bondholders in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country

Pro Bono:

  • 2016 and 2018 Recipient of Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Represented plaintiff in excessive force lawsuit against a Chicago Police Officer in a three-day jury trial
  • Represented Columbian optometrist in successful 7th Circuit appeal of decision denying her request for asylum, Martinez-Buendia v. Holder, 616 F.3d 711 (7th Cir. 2010)
  • Represented petitioner in contested adoption proceeding and obtained summary judgment against putative father, which was affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court
  • Represented defendants in adversary proceedings before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Represented debtor in adversary proceeding to determine dischargeability of hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt and obtained favorable settlement for client
  • Represented petitioners seeking orders of protection in domestic violence proceedings

 

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois