People: Jason P. Stiehl, Partner

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Jason P. Stiehl

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5568
Fax: (312) 460-7568
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Mr. Stiehl is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is the Co-Chair of the Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group.  Mr. Stiehl is the editor of, and frequent contributor to, the Practice Group’s Consumer Class Defense Blog.  Jason represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition, corporate espionage, contract, and intellectual property claims in both state and federal court.  He also has extensive nationwide class action experience, including involvement in multi-district litigation.  Mr. Stiehl has successfully obtained and defended preliminary and permanent injunctions in several jurisdictions across the country.  His client experience includes nationwide representation in the pharmaceutical, consulting, banking, transportation, manufacturing, advertising, real estate, employment, medical equipment, computer, and automotive industries. His appellate experience includes presenting oral arguments before several federal Circuit Courts as well as the Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Stiehl is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He is the Co-Chair of the Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group.  Mr. Stiehl is the editor of, and frequent contributor to, the Practice Group’s Consumer Class Defense Blog.  Jason represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition, corporate espionage, contract, and intellectual property claims in both state and federal court.  He also has extensive nationwide class action experience, including involvement in multi-district litigation.  Mr. Stiehl has successfully obtained and defended preliminary and permanent injunctions in several jurisdictions across the country.  His client experience includes nationwide representation in the pharmaceutical, consulting, banking, transportation, manufacturing, advertising, real estate, employment, medical equipment, computer, and automotive industries. His appellate experience includes presenting oral arguments before several federal Circuit Courts as well as the Illinois Supreme Court.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (2001)
    with honors
    Member of Bar and Gavel Society
    Journal of Intellectual Property (Member as of Fall 1999, Managing Editor,
    Spring 2000-Spring 2001)
    Journal of International and Comparative Law (Member as of Fall 1999,
    Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Fall 1999-Fall 2000)
  • B.S./B.A., Trinity University (1997)
    Alpha Kappa Delta Sociological Honor Society

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Representative Engagements

Class Action Cases
Consumer Fraud

  • Dimond v. Darden Restaurants, Inc., et al., 13-CV-5244 (S.D. N.Y.) (ongoing defense of consumer fraud claims related to automatic gratuity and beverage pricing)
  • Smothers v. Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., 13 CH 2560 (Circuit Court of Lake County) (2013) (ongoing defense of consumer fraud claims related to renewal fees.)
  • Lindsay Held v. AAA SNE, 3:11-cv-00105 (USDC Dist. CT) (2011) (successfully resolved consumer fraud claims related to membership in association)
  • Markaty, Inc. v. Veolia Solid Waste, 1:11-cv-5863 (USDC ND IL) (2011) (successfully resolved consumer fraud claim related to delivery of services to customers)
  • Jennette Wilson v. Allstate Insurance, 09 CH 16491 (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2009) (ongoing defense of consumer fraud claim related to provision of automobile insurance)
  • Anne Warrick v. Allstate Insurance, 09-6077 (USDC ED PA) (2009) (same)
  • Schad v. Smith + Noble, 2012 L 102 (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2012) (successfully resolved qui tam whistleblower suit related to shipping charges)
  • Schad v. Maidenform, 2012 L 110 (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2012) (successfully resolved qui tam whistleblower suit related to shipping charges)
  • Crystal Ewing v. Mobile Home Park, 11 CH 12954 (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL) (2011) (successfully resolved consumer fraud claims related to failure to pay security deposit interest)
  • James Riggins v. Stack-On Products, 12 C 5886 (USDC ND IL) (2012) (ongoing defense of consumer fraud claims related to consumer product)
  • K. Abdoney v. TBC, 50 2009 CA 29257 (15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, FL) (2009) (successful defeated consumer fraud claims related to “shop fees”)
  • M. Loftus v. Whole Foods, 1:09-cv-2954 (USDC ND OH) (2009) (successfully resolved consumer fraud claims related to discounts offered to consumers for bulk purchases)
  • Pappalardo v. Combat, 3:11-cv-1320 (USDC Dist. NJ) (2011) (successfully defeated consumer fraud claims related to safety of youth baseball bats)
  • Westbrooke Properties LLC v. Heartland Bank, 11 L 235 (Cir. Ct. St. Clair County 2011) (successfully resolved consumer claim related to 360/365 interest rate)

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”)

  • Gloria Hector v. Comenity LLC, et al. (UDSC Dist. MA) Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter is ongoing.
  • Warma, Witter, Kreisler, Gregov & Associates, Inc. v. Roadside Trailer Services, Inc. (Circuit Court of St. Clair County, IL)  Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter resolved positively for client.
  • Andy Humphrey v. United Healthcare Services, Inc. (USDC ND IL)  Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter is ongoing.
  • Douglas Phillip Brust v. Bobby’s Frozen Custard, Inc. (Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri)  Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter is ongoing.
  • Nicholas Shreders v. UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc. (USDC ND IL)  Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter is ongoing.
  • Heidi Brandiss v. Survey Sampling International, LLC (USDC ND IL)  Putative class action involving alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Matter is ongoing.
  • R. Vigus v. Southern Illinois Riverboat/Caesars, 08-cv-786 (USDC SD IL) (2008) (successfully defeated, at class certification stage, claims brought under  Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”))
  • Kubacki v. Peapod LLC, 13-729 (USDC ND IL) (2013) (ongoing defense of claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act)
  • M. Nack v. Reed Elsevier, 4:12-cv-780 (USDC ED MO) (2012) (successfully resolved, at class certification stage, claims brought under  Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”))

Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”)

  • Len Hall v. RBS Citizens, 10-cv-6227 (USDC ND IL) (2010) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to fund transfer timing)
  • Lewis Guenaga v. Caesars Entertainment, 3:11-cv-1542 (USDC SD CA) (2011) (successfully defended Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Thomas v. Dave and Busters, 4:10-cv-00187 (USDC ED TX) (2010) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • S. Jackson v. Marcus Theatres, 1:110cv-6027 (USDC ND IL) (2010) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • D. Johnson and R. Hunt v. Midwest ATM, Inc. and Citizens, 0:11-cv-2026 (USDC Dist. MN) (2011) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Y. Katz v. Extraordinary DVD Video, 11-civ-9391 (USDC SD NY) (2011) (successfully defeated  Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Osmani Alicea v. Citizens, 2:12-cv-1750 (USDC WD PA) (2012) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Frey v. Towne Park, 3:11-cv-2598 (USDC ND TX) (2011) (ongoing defense of Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • M. Biancanello v. Firstcard ATM, 1:11-cv-319 (USDC ED CA) (2011) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • J. Buechler v. ATM Services, 10-3095 (USDC Dist. MD) (2010) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • K. Luddeke v. Food Giant, 1:11-cv-1264 (USDC ND TN) (2011) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Z. Couch v. Indians, Inc., 1:11-cv-963 (USDC SD IN) (2011)(successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Y. Katz v. Select-a-Branch, CV 12-1309 (USDC ED NY) (2012) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Chetti v. Merrimak, 11 cv 1496 (USDC SD CA) (2011) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • R. Reich v. Scoops Sports Bar, 0:11-cv-2365 (USDC Dist. MN) (2011) (successfully defeated Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • A. Lopez v. ATM Network, 8:11-cv-416 (USDC Dist. NE) (2011) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • Y. Katz v. Planet Smoothies, 12 civ 0149 (USDC SD NY) (2012) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)
  • S. Klemetson v. Loews, 12 cv 2767 (USDC SD CA) (2012) (successfully resolved Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”) claim related to ATM notice)

Anti-Trust

  • In re: Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litigation, 08 C 4883 (USDC ND IL) (2008) (successfully resolved claim related to alleged price-fixing of automotive filters)

Trade Secret/Non-Compete Cases

  • Brake Parts, Inc. v. Satisfied Brake, 5:10-cv-212 (USDC ED KY) (2010) (obtained permanent injunction on international trade secret theft )
  • International Cartridge v. Kilgore Flares, et al., 1021-2006 C.D. (Court of Common Pleas of Jefferson County, PA) (2006) (obtained no liability finding after two week jury trial on trade secret matter)
  • Navigant Consulting v. Keevan, Check and Hess, No. 51 116 Y 01920 06 (obtained complete defense victory after two-week arbitration involving corporate raiding and trade secret allegations)
  • Dana Limited v. American Axle, et al., 1:10-cv-450 (USDC WD MI) (2010) (obtained preliminary injunction; completed two week bench trial; matter ongoing)
  • Accretive Health v . Cymetrix Corporation and Rhonda Miller, 2010-CI-06196 (District Court Bexar County, TX, 57th Judicial District) (2010) (successfully obtained injunctive relief on non-compete/trade secret dispute)
  • Accretive Health v. Ryan Howell, 10-c-234 (UDSC MD TN) (2010) (successfully obtained injunctive relief  on non-compete/trade secret dispute)
  • Surgipath Medical v. Patrick O’Neill, 09 cv 2453 (USDC ND IL) (2009) (obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief on non-compete/non-solicitation matter)
  • Howmedica Osteonics v. Mark Binning, 12-cv-3829 (USDC Dist. NJ) (2012) (successfully obtained injunctive relief on non-compete/trade secret dispute)

Presentations

  • “The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do,” Seyfarth Shaw Webinar (November 14, 2013)
  • “Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry,” Seyfarth Shaw Webinar (May 23, 2013)
  • “Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets: Trade Secrets, IP and Your Employees,” Seyfarth Shaw Breakfast Briefing (February 13, 2013)
  • “Legal Landscape for ATM Operators,” WorldPay 2012 12th Annual Distributor Conference (Sept. 2012).
  • “Managing and Protecting Trade Secrets in the Brave New World of Cloud Computing and Social Media” Seyfarth Shaw Webinar (August 29, 2011)
  • “Inevitable Disclosure: Protecting the Secrets in Your Employees' Heads” Seyfarth Shaw Webinar (April 21, 2010)

Publications