St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis raised Attorney Omari Mason has been listed among 2022’s Hot list of lawyers of colours in the United States. Mason is the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Omari Mason is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He received his B.A. cum laude with specialized honours from York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Certificate in Business Fundamentals from the Schulich School of Business, in 2005.
In addition, he received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2009, where he was a Note Editor of the Cornell Law Review and recipient of various CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.
As per the updates, attorney Mason has been serving as one of JP Morgan’s lead-in-house attorneys working across the fields and lines of the business, and he has specialized in handling complex civil litigations and arbitrations pending across the United States and abroad.
In addition, Mason has also worked on several “bet-the-company” litigations seeking billions in damages, including class actions concerning the alleged manipulation of key benchmarks and financial instruments such as LIBOR, EURIBOR, interest rate swaps, and stock lending transactions.
As per the information, Omari Mason worked as a litigation associate in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP before joining the firm of JP Morgan Chase and Co.
At his previous workplace where he primarily focused on antitrust litigation, securities litigation (including class actions and shareholder derivative actions), insurance litigation, and merger and acquisition litigation.
Moreover, Mason’s experience at Simpson Thacher included representing: JPMorgan and related entities in various class actions and individual actions, alleging that JPMorgan and other LIBOR panel banks violated U.S. antitrust and commodities laws by suppressing LIBOR rates.
During his experience, Mason has also represented KKR in litigation seeking to block KKR’s acquisition of Del Monte Foods; The Travelers Companies, Inc. and related entities in multidistrict litigation seeking hundreds of millions in damages arising out of an alleged industrywide bid-rigging and price-fixing scheme.
Over and above all, Mason was also very involved in various pro bono and diversity initiatives while at Simpson Thacher. Amongst other things, Mason served as appointed pro bono counsel for an indigent defendant appealing his criminal conviction in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
“He continues his commitment to these efforts in his new role at JPMorgan. Mason sits on the Board for the National Center for Access to Justice and previously sat on the Legal Services NYC’s Advisory Board and the Puerto Rican Family Institute Board,” said reports.