Jason Z.Zhou

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4097

Jason Zhou represents and counsels clients in a range of complex litigation matters, including internal investigations, government enforcement proceedings, consumer class actions, and high-stakes, multidistrict litigation. He has stand up trial experience that includes conducting direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, and arguing motions for directed verdict. In addition to his trial work, Jason has experience in all other aspects of litigation, including serving as the primary drafter of dispositive motions and appellate briefs, working with experts and forensic litigation consultants, leading document review teams, and taking and defending depositions.

Jason's recent experience includes representing Experian, one of the three national credit reporting agencies in the United States, as lead national counsel in more than 70 cases brought in state and federal courts across the country. Jason also represents Experian in consumer class actions, including a data privacy lawsuit in which he successfully briefed a post-discovery motion to dismiss for lack of Article III standing as well as Experian's response to plaintiffs' Seventh Circuit appeal from the same. Jason's other recent work includes representing a national pharmacy in nationwide litigation relating to opioid dispensing and distribution practices.

Jason maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently served as class counsel in an Illinois state class action in which he helped negotiate a settlement providing relief for tens of thousands of Illinois families. Jason also serves on the Young Professionals Leadership Board for the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues.

Experience

  • Experian secures dismissal of data privacy putative class for lack of Article III Standing after completion of discoveryJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) in a putative class action brought in the Northern District of Illinois alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) based on the alleged disclosure of a prescreen list containing the credit information of thousands of consumers to an entity without permissible purpose.
  • Jones Day, working with Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, obtains favorable settlement for client facing evictionThe Firm represented a client referred by Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing whose landlord sought to evict her from her apartment.
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in lawsuit alleging agent error leading to inaccurate reporting of consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) obtained a complete victory on summary judgment against a plaintiff alleging that Experian had inaccurately reported the facts of her Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in lawsuit alleging inaccurate reporting of consumer bankruptcyJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) obtained a complete victory on summary judgment against a plaintiff alleging that Experian had inaccurately reported the facts of his Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
  • Jones Day secures deferral of removal for gay Jamaican nationalOn May 10, 2016, an Immigration Judge granted Jones Day’s client, R.D., deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture.
  • City of Chicago defends against action by plaintiff alleging wrongful conviction resulting from police misconductJones Day is representing the City of Chicago in a civil rights case filed by a plaintiff who alleges that he was wrongly convicted of a crime as a result of police misconduct.
  • Affirmative asylum application grantedT is a gay Jamaican who had been threatened, abused, and attacked from an early age because he was suspected of being gay.
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