Jesse Strauss’s practice focuses on commercial real estate leasing and litigation, plaintiff side wage and hour litigation and representing the owners, members and partners of small and medium sized business in corporate governance disputes. Jesse also maintains an active shareholder rights and corporate fraud practice, representing individual shareholders in Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act litigation. Jesse was selected as a 2012-2016 "Super Lawyer" by Thompson Reuters. http://www.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/lawyer/Jesse-Strauss/e206dc4b-a7d1-49be-95cc-623a30a444f2.html
Recently, Jesse was national coordinating counsel for 15 consumer fraud class action lawsuits against educational institutions by unemployed graduates -- ground breaking litigation that has had a profound impact on educational marketing and the debate regarding student loan debt. As an associate at a major national law firm, Jesse participated in several jury trials in New York State Supreme Court. In one of Jesse's trials, his clients obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict. Jesse was also an associate at a major plaintiffs-side securities class action law firm where he represented pension funds in complex securities fraud cases. He is a former law clerk to a United States District Court Judge, New York City Urban Fellow, voting member of his local Community Board, First Vice President of his local reform Democratic club, and member of the steering committee of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. In 2007 Jesse was a volunteer in Ghana, West Africa with the American Jewish World Service. Jesse was selected as one his high school's top 25 alumni of the past 25 years.
Jesse is also the founder of Indepayment.com, the industry leader in the debt collection for freelancers and independent workers. To learn more about Indepayment.com, go to http://signup.indepayment.com/.
Jesse lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.
Admitted 2004, New York
Professional Webpage: http://www.strausslawpllc.com/jessestrauss/
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