Joseph C.Van Asten (Joe)

Associate

Dallas + 1.214.969.4553

Joe Van Asten represents clients in a variety of litigation matters and investigations, including construction disputes, U.S. and international investigations, fraud claims, and compliance and regulatory violations. Joe has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, automotive, technology solutions, defense contractor, internet services, telecommunications, and banking.

Joe's litigation and arbitration experience includes representing companies in federal and state courts and U.S. and international arbitrations, litigating construction disputes, breach of contract, oil and gas disputes, Fair Credit Reporting Act, False Claims Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, defense contractor disputes, deceptive trade practices, and director and officer liability. In addition, Joe represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in drafting and negotiating contracts for large construction projects. He also represents clients in Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.

Joe also has significant pro bono experience. He has represented clients at hearings and trials in immigration matters, family law matters, judgment enforcement proceedings, and probate disputes. Joe also represented a client in civil rights litigation and presented oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to attending law school, Joe worked for four years as a technical director for a major cable sports network.

He is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association.

Experience

  • Universities defend multidistrict putative class action litigation brought by former football playersJones Day is serving as lead counsel for all NCAA member institution defendants in a multidistrict litigation ("MDL") consolidating more than 500 putative class actions brought on behalf of former football players.
  • U.S. Bank prevails on summary judgment in case alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in losses relating to residential mortgage-backed securitiesJones Day secured summary judgment on behalf of U.S. Bank National Association in a lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged losses concerning investments in certificates issued by residential mortgage-backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • IBM resolves claims asserted under Texas Consumer Protection ActJones Day defended International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") in a Texas state court lawsuit alleging consumer protection and fraud in connection with referral of a mobile application development project to an IBM business partner.
  • Former CFO of publicly traded company successfully settles claims of breach of fiduciary dutyJones Day represented the former CFO of a publicly traded company in a Texas state court case alleging breach of fiduciary duty and negligence in connection with the company's accounting and disclosures.
  • Fortune 500 company defends U.S. Attorney Office's investigation into allegations under False Claims ActJones Day represented a Fortune 500 company in a multi-year investigation by the Department of Justice and other federal investigative agencies into False Claims Act allegations.
  • Former CFO of publicly traded company represented in SEC investigation involving accounting and disclosure issuesJones Day represented the former CFO of a publicly traded company in an SEC investigation involving accounting and disclosure issues.
  • Fortune 500 defense contractor represented in litigation over alleged breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secretsJones Day represented a Fortune 500 defense contractor in a suit against another defense contractor over breach of a subcontract and misappropriation of trade secrets involving complex technology and issues of compliance with contract specifications and test procedures.
  • Fortune 500 health insurer represented in litigation over alleged submission of fraudulent claims and violation of anti-kickback related exclusions in health plansJones Day represented a Fortune 500 health insurer in litigation over alleged submission of fraudulent claims and violation of anti-kickback related exclusions in health plans.
  • Iranian Christian convert obtains relief under the Convention Against TortureOur client participated in the 2009 post-election protests in Iran.
  • Fortune 500 telecommunications company undergoes internal investigation involving allegations of potential misconduct by employeesJones Day conducted an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 telecommunications company involving allegations of potential misconduct by employees.
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