Jason Canales

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Jason Canales is a partner with Moses & Singer LLP’s litigation practice group.  His practice focuses on business, securities and white collar litigation.  He represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). 

In the areas of securities and white collar litigation, Jason represents clients in the financial services industry in connection with securities class actions, regulatory enforcement matters and employment-related disputes.  He is often called upon by financial institutions and individuals to assist in responding to subpoenas and inquiries received from governmental agencies. Jason has defended clients before the SEC and in federal court on issues such as market manipulation, failure to supervise and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  He has also written extensively on the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. 

In the general business litigation area, Jason counsels companies and individuals in a broad array of industries, including the radio-broadcasting, music, and fashion-modeling industries.  Jason has handled an extensive range of business litigations, including actions for breach of contract, business torts and breach of non-competition agreements. 

In January 2015, the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department appointed Jason to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee.  The Court selects Committee members based on their knowledge of the law and their reputation in the legal community for integrity and fairness.

Jason is a Co-Chair of the Federal Bar Council’s Diversity Committee.  He also serves on the Supervisory Board of the New York Legal Assistant Group’s LGBTQ Law Project and is an active member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Legal Industry Council.

Since 2011, Jason has been recognized as a Rising Star in the New York Metro Super Lawyers®.

Professional Affiliations [View All]
  • Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department
  • New York State Bar Association's Committee on Securities Litigation & Arbitration
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Legal Industry Council
Law School Activities/Honors
  • Editor-in-Chief of Student Editorial Board, Psychology, Public Policy & Law
  • Fellow, University of Miami School of Law’s Center For Ethics And Public Service

Representative Matters

  • Defense of underwriter in connection with securities class action alleging violations of §10b of the Securities & Exchange Act of 1934 and §11 and §12 of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Defense of a securities enforcement proceeding involving allegations of deceptive market timing and late trading before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Defense of an arbitration involving claims against a partnership by a limited partner seeking an accounting and redemption of its investment.
  • Prosecution of an arbitration involving claims by a former member of a limited liability corporation who claimed he was due certain monies upon his withdrawal from the corporation pursuant to the corporation's operating agreement.
  • Prosecuted FINRA arbitration on behalf of a hedge fund against a prime broker alleged to have acted negligently in connection with its supervision of a rogue trader.
  • Defense of broker dealer in FINRA arbitration concerning failure to pay commissions.
  • Defense of hedge fund in connection with claims of fraud by investors seeking redemption of their investments in the fund.
  • Defense of a private entity in an arbitration concerning the purchase of commercial real estate in New York City valued in excess of half a billion dollars.
  • Defense of officer of not-for-profit organization in connection with New York Attorney General investigation involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty arising from certain alleged related-party transactions.
  • Defense of an individual in an injunction action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Southern District of New York based on allegations of securities fraud involving alleged payments of illegal gratuities.
  • Defense of an individual in an injunction action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission based on allegations of securities fraud involving an alleged pump and dump scheme.
  • Counsel to independently owned and operated radio broadcast and entertainment company.
  • Counsel to fashion-model mother agency.
Biography

Jason Canales is a partner with Moses & Singer LLP’s litigation practice group.  His practice focuses on business, securities and white collar litigation.  He represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). 

In the areas of securities and white collar litigation, Jason represents clients in the financial services industry in connection with securities class actions, regulatory enforcement matters and employment-related disputes.  He is often called upon by financial institutions and individuals to assist in responding to subpoenas and inquiries received from governmental agencies. Jason has defended clients before the SEC and in federal court on issues such as market manipulation, failure to supervise and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  He has also written extensively on the SEC’s Whistleblower Program. 

In the general business litigation area, Jason counsels companies and individuals in a broad array of industries, including the radio-broadcasting, music, and fashion-modeling industries.  Jason has handled an extensive range of business litigations, including actions for breach of contract, business torts and breach of non-competition agreements. 

In January 2015, the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department appointed Jason to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee.  The Court selects Committee members based on their knowledge of the law and their reputation in the legal community for integrity and fairness.

Jason is a Co-Chair of the Federal Bar Council’s Diversity Committee.  He also serves on the Supervisory Board of the New York Legal Assistant Group’s LGBTQ Law Project and is an active member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Legal Industry Council.

Since 2011, Jason has been recognized as a Rising Star in the New York Metro Super Lawyers®.

Professional Affiliations [View All]
  • Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department
  • New York State Bar Association's Committee on Securities Litigation & Arbitration
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Legal Industry Council
Law School Activities/Honors
  • Editor-in-Chief of Student Editorial Board, Psychology, Public Policy & Law
  • Fellow, University of Miami School of Law’s Center For Ethics And Public Service
Education
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • Stony Brook University (B.A., cum laude)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Representative Matters
  • Defense of underwriter in connection with securities class action alleging violations of §10b of the Securities & Exchange Act of 1934 and §11 and §12 of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Defense of a securities enforcement proceeding involving allegations of deceptive market timing and late trading before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Defense of an arbitration involving claims against a partnership by a limited partner seeking an accounting and redemption of its investment.
  • Prosecution of an arbitration involving claims by a former member of a limited liability corporation who claimed he was due certain monies upon his withdrawal from the corporation pursuant to the corporation's operating agreement.
  • Prosecuted FINRA arbitration on behalf of a hedge fund against a prime broker alleged to have acted negligently in connection with its supervision of a rogue trader.
  • Defense of broker dealer in FINRA arbitration concerning failure to pay commissions.
  • Defense of hedge fund in connection with claims of fraud by investors seeking redemption of their investments in the fund.
  • Defense of a private entity in an arbitration concerning the purchase of commercial real estate in New York City valued in excess of half a billion dollars.
  • Defense of officer of not-for-profit organization in connection with New York Attorney General investigation involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty arising from certain alleged related-party transactions.
  • Defense of an individual in an injunction action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Southern District of New York based on allegations of securities fraud involving alleged payments of illegal gratuities.
  • Defense of an individual in an injunction action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission based on allegations of securities fraud involving an alleged pump and dump scheme.
  • Counsel to independently owned and operated radio broadcast and entertainment company.
  • Counsel to fashion-model mother agency.