Jenner & Block

Jason M. Bradford is a litigator who has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, representing individuals, privately held, public and Fortune 500 companies as both plaintiff and defense counsel. Mr. Bradford counsels clients on complex business litigation matters, providing sophisticated, creative and passionate representation at all stages.  He also has extensive experience representing clients in internal corporate and government investigations.

Mr. Bradford has practiced at Jenner & Block his entire professional career and is a member of several firm litigation practice groups (listed to the left).  His practice focuses on "bet the company" complex commercial litigation with a focus on representation of law firms, media organizations, health insurance carriers and third party administrators.  Mr. Bradford also has extensive experience in defending corporations and health insurance companies in ERISA matters, including matters brought by plan participants and investigations initiated by the Department of Labor.  His investigation practice has included representing companies in internal or governmental investigations, including investigations by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control and various United States Attorneys’ offices throughout the country.

Mr. Bradford has also undertaken a wide range of pro bono representation, including obtaining a pardon for a woman convicted of manslaughter, winning the release of a man who spent more than 27 years in prison following federal habeas proceedings, and litigating small claims on behalf of indigent clients.  He also helps administer the firm’s participation in the Municipal Court Pro Bono Panel in cooperation with the Chicago Bar Foundation and the Cook County Municipal Court.

Mr. Bradford graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2010, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum and President of the University of Chicago chapter of the American Constitution Society.  While at the University of Chicago, Mr. Bradford also participated in the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Exoneration Project, representing wrongfully convicted felons in post-conviction proceedings in state and federal court.  He is the founder of the Young Professionals Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and he formerly volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.  Mr. Bradford is also an active member of the board of directors of the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals Board. 

Among other pro bono awards and recognitions, in 2012, he received the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award. Mr. Bradford was recognized as a rising star in business litigation in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Illinois Super Lawyers.  Mr. Bradford is admitted to practice in Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.