Jason Burge has more than 16 years of experience recovering funds for victims of financial misconduct in single plaintiff, mass action, and class action cases against banks, loan servicers, stockbrokers, and investment firms. With a background in economics, Jason specializes in distilling complex financial transactions into terms that judges, arbitrators, and jurors can understand.
Jason routinely represents individual and institutional investors and borrowers in securities fraud and lender liability cases in state court, federal court, and bankruptcy court, as well as various arbitral forums including FINRA, AAA, and JAMS. He handles disputes involving allegations of statutory violations, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, and fraud from fact investigation through trial and appellate practice.
Jason also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in class action litigation. Currently, he serves as interim lead counsel for a putative class of former beneficiaries of an ERISA pension plan of a liquidated insurance company in Puerto Rico. He is also lead counsel defending a Louisiana automotive insurer against multiple putative class actions alleging improper adjustment of total loss claims.
Most recently, Jason led the Fishman Haygood team that reached a nationwide settlement with Navient Solutions, LLC and Navient Credit Finance Corporation (“Navient”) which will result in approximately $236 million in debt relief for private student loan borrowers, as well as $44 million in cash compensation. As stated in the class action lawsuit, Navient and its agents refused to recognize the discharges of these private student loans that were (a) to attend non-Title IV schools and programs or (b) made in excess of the cost of attendance, and continued to collect on the loans even after borrowers obtained bankruptcy discharges.
Finally, as a former clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Jason regularly briefs and argues state and federal appeals across a broad range of practice areas. He has argued before the United States Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and various state appellate courts.
Jason is the editor in chief of the bar journal of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association. He has published on securities and arbitration topics in the Tulane Law Review, Louisiana Law Review, and Gonzaga Law Review.
Updated Sep 2023