Brown Rudnick LLP welcomes Jason Wareham, as counsel, to the Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. Wareham joins recent additions, Michael Bowe and Lauren Tabaksblat, further cementing Brown Rudnick's commitment to building a world-class commercial litigation and trial practice. Wareham joins from the Military Commissions Defense Organization, where he most recently served as Managing Defense Counsel defending the rule of law in prosecutions of the country’s most significant detainees, and will be based in Brown Rudnick's New York and DC offices.

"I was drawn to Brown Rudnick because of the fit between my substantial high-stakes trial and appellate experience and Brown Rudnick’s commitment to becoming the 'go-to' commercial trial firm in New York and the nation as well as its leading white-collar practice,” Wareham remarked. “Brown Rudnick has a unique reputation for creative and aggressive representation that produces value, and it is committed to strategically building on that unique capability. I am excited to be part of that expansion.” 

Wareham’s practice is dedicated to trial and appellate cases, personally having led, tried, and served as appellate counsel in a diverse range of high-profile, high-stakes criminal, administrative, and civil matters, including highly classified and complex death penalty cases before the Military Commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He also served as co-counsel with Brown Rudnick partner Michael Bowe in their ground breaking Board of Inquiry defense of Marine Major Jason Brezler, which they successfully tried together to verdict in 2019.

Previously a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate, Wareham is recognized in that field as a “genius-level attorney and litigator,” by one of the most experienced practitioners in that field for more than thirty-five years - even as a presiding trial judge himself. One of the longest serving litigators in the Marine Corps, Wareham litigated at every level and forum available in the U.S. military system across the world. From trial to appellate, administrative to collateral federal attacks, Jason earned the special Marine Corps designation of Master of Criminal Law.

Wareham is routinely sought out by military and civilian litigators throughout the country to consult on matters pertaining to the digital world of litigation, as well as national security issues. He continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves, as a senior litigation adviser and trainer to the entire Marine Corps judge advocate community.

Wareham earned his specialized LL.M. degree in the exploding world of digital evidence, electronic discovery, cybercrime, and cybersecurity litigation from Georgetown University Legal Center, and his JD from Creighton University School of Law.

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