Jason H. Ehrenberg

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Jason H. Ehrenberg is a partner with Bailey & Ehrenberg PLLC. His practice focuses on higher education law, employee benefits, employment law and military justice.

Mr. Ehrenberg’s nationwide Higher Education Law practice includes counseling university administrators, professors, graduate students and undergraduate students with regard to all aspects of their relationships with institutes of higher education. Jason regularly represents students and professors with Title IX investigations, tenure denials, academic dismissals and related matters. Jason also assists university administrators with severance disputes and the structuring of compensation packages. Jason also regularly represents medical residents in disciplinary and dismissal proceedings, and in related litigation.

Mr. Ehrenberg is a skilled trial and appellate litigator. He has significant first-chair jury and bench trial experience. This includes his recent successful representation of five military service members facing sexual assault charges before military tribunals (including the high profile U.S. Naval Academy football case). Mr. Ehrenberg regularly defends military service members in criminal investigations, Article 32 proceedings and courts martial.

Mr. Ehrenberg’s recent trial experience also includes his defense of multiple plan fiduciaries, a plan sponsor and a cash balance pension plan in an ERISA fiduciary litigation in which all claims against all defendants were dismissed after a six-day bench trial. Jason also has significant experience in appellate litigation, having recently handled higher education, ERISA and employment matters in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits.

Specialities

  • Higher Education Law – including Title IX, faculty handbooks, tenures denials, academic dismissals.
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) and Employment Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Military Justice

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Successfully defending four separate sexual assault cases involving midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy, including dismissal of one case after an Article 32 hearing and acquittal of three cases after Court Martial.
  • Successfully defending multiple plan fiduciaries, a plan sponsor and a cash balance pension plan in an ERISA fiduciary litigation in which all claims against all defendants were dismissed after a six-day bench trial, affirmed by the D.C. Circuit.
  • Defeating class certification and obtaining summary judgment, affirmed by the D.C. Circuit, on behalf of an international union’s pension plan for staff and officers.
  • Obtaining a judgment on behalf of an independent fiduciary reforming a pension plan to conform to the settlor’s intent after a scrivener’s error.
  • Representing the independent fiduciary to more than two dozen multiemployer pension plans with respect to the settlement of litigation with a Madoff feeder fund.
  • Representing employers with respect to withdrawal liability in arbitration proceedings and in litigation and obtaining favorable settlement agreements with national multiemployer pension plans.
  • Defeating summary judgment in a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress brought on behalf of a former Ph.D. student at a nationally-recognized university against the student’s former dissertation advisor.
  • Defeating summary judgment in a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy brought on behalf of a former employee of a nationally-recognized university’s investment office.

Education

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1999. Scribes award for outstanding legal writing, Note Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform).

Cornell University (B.S., 1996. Policy Analysis).

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuits.

Contact Information

Jason H. Ehrenberg
BAILEY & EHRENBERG PLLC
1015 18th Street NW
Suite 204
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-331-1331
Fax: 202-318-7071
jhe@becounsel.com
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    Main Office:
    1015 18th Street NW
    Suite 204
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    T: (202) 331-1331
    F: (202) 318-7071

    Pennsylvania Office:
    120 North Church Street
    Suite 109
    West Chester, PA 19380
    T: (484) 605-1146
    F: (484) 631-1610