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Jason Skaggs

Jason has appeared in federal and state courts throughout California, and represented clients in trial, arbitration, mediation, and administrative proceedings. The subject matters of these representations include contractual and other commercial disputes, unfair competition, securities litigation, partnership disputes, employment, legal ethics issues, probate/trust litigation, homeowners association disputes, banking law, anti-SLAPP motions, copyright and trademark, cybersquatting, and class actions. Jason has also lectured on legal ethics and the use of expert witnesses. Jason was selected as a “Rising Star” (for attorneys under the age of 40) in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and as a “Super Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine.  The magazine also named Jason to the “Top 100” list of Northern California attorneys in 2015.  Jason has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Jason opened his own practice in 2009, and created Skaggs Faucette, LLP with Jeff Faucette in 2012.  Clients represented by Jason since opening his practice include:

  • Datel Holdings Ltd.
  • Forest Laboratories & Forest Pharmaceuticals
  • Hotwire, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Sliver Lake Partners and related entities
  • The Wine Group

The amicus curiae brief that Jason filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was featured in the National Law Journal (click here to read) and Inside Counsel.  Jason’s efforts in anti-SLAPP litigation have also been discussed in the Recorder legal newspaper.

Jason was a partner at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco prior to opening his own practice. He was elected as a partner in 2006 after working as an associate at Howard Rice since 1999. Jason joined Howard Rice following a clerkship with the Honorable Procter Hug Jr., the then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Jason received his law degree in 1998 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he was an associate editor of the California Law Review. He received four Prosser Prizes for excellence in various law school courses, and his Comment, Justifying Gender-Based Affirmative Action Under United States v. Virginia’s “Exceedingly Persuasive Justification” Standard, was published in the California Law Review in October 1998. Jason also externed for the Honorable Susan Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California during law school. Jason graduated with honors from Duke University in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Studies.

Jason is admitted to practice in California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.