Jason Ross focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and has extensive experience in consumer fraud, mass tort, product liability, personal injury and breach of contract actions in state and federal courts. Mr. Ross also counsels clients regarding litigation risk management issues and consumer product safety issues in matters before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Ross has an active regulatory practice in which he assists clients assess their compliance with CPSC regulations and other product safety laws and standards, determine if and when it is appropriate to notify CPSC of potential safety issues and report on such potential safety issues, and develop and conduct effective consumer product recalls and corrective action plans.

Representative clients have included Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Philip Morris USA Inc., Target Corporation, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Mr. Ross's experience as a product safety lawyer includes representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers of toys and other children's products, electrical components and equipment, fire safety equipment, fuel containers, furniture, heating and cooling equipment, household appliances, lawn equipment, motor vehicles, pharmaceutical drugs, pressure detectors, radiation survey meters, sporting goods, tools and other products.

Experience

  • Consumer products manufacturer in multiple class actions alleging consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices.
  • Consumer products manufacturer in numerous individual actions alleging personal injury claims.
  • Pharmaceutical companies in defending complex pharmaceutical products liability litigation.
  • Government contractor in a case involving a claim by the US Department of State to recover more than US$60 million in fees.
  • Fortune 500 retailer in CPSC investigation alleging retailer imported and sold children's toys that contained levels of lead paint in excess of allowable federal limits.

  • Consumer product importer and retailer in CPSC investigation alleging that retailer failed to immediately report a safety defect involving a toy.
  • Distributor in CPSC investigation alleging that the distributor failed to immediately report a safety defect involving alpine skis.
  • Manufacturer in CPSC investigation alleging that the manufacturer failed to immediately report a safety defect involving lawn mowers.

Perspectives

Electronic Class Notice May Be The Best Notice Practicable (pdf)
Published by California Law360, Class Action Law360, Media & Entertainment Law360, and New Jersey Law360

Recognition

Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" for Civil Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; and Class Action/Mass Torts (2014-2017)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2008, cum laude
  • BS, Northwestern University, 2005
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • US Court of Federal Claims
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