Jason C. Cyrulnik
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Area of Practice
Yale Law School, J.D., 2004; Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal
Yeshiva University, B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy, 2001; Distinguished Scholar; Editor-in-Chief, The Commentator, official undergraduate newspaper of Yeshiva University
Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2006-2007
United States District Courts: Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
Jason Cyrulnik’s main practice area is complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Cyrulnik’s most recent representations include the following:
- Representing a condominium developer in litigation in federal and state court against the Attorney General of the State of New York and others, concerning the Attorney General’s administrative determinations regarding a scrivener’s error in the developer’s offering plan and the disposition of $16 million in down payments held in escrow.
- Defending leading global investment management firm against commodities manipulation class action filed in federal court in Illinois.
- Representing a large telecommunications company in litigation in Washington state court against another large telecommunications company concerning alleged $44 million breach of contract for pre-paid wireless services; and in litigation in New York state court against a large investment bank, including appeal from the dismissal of the company’s fraud claims.
- Appellate attorney for the owner of a $15 million painting in litigation in New York state court against individuals claiming to have acted as his agent and individuals claiming to have purchased the painting from the supposed agent.
- Representing the ultimate owner of several hydroelectric facilities in New York in parallel litigation in federal court against the manager/operator of the facilities, and against a security trustee, for mismanagement of the facilities and of the owner’s funds, seeking over $20 million in damages.
- Representing a software manufacturer in litigation in federal court against two large computer companies concerning the development of the Linux operating system and the ownership of UNIX copyrights. Co-lead attorney in two-week bench trial and three-week jury trial.
While at Yale Law School, Mr. Cyrulnik briefed and argued an appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court on behalf of an indigent defendant, in conjunction with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. He succeeded in convincing the Court that the Connecticut Appellate Court had misinterpreted the elements of the crime of sexual assault and consequently erred in failing to submit a finding on the victim’s age to the jury.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Case Comment, Overlooking a Sixth Amendment Framework, 114 Yale L.J. 905 (2005)
Identifying a Source: Exercise in Talmudic Reasoning," Yeshiva University's Talmudic Law Journal, Beth Isaac (2001)
54 BSF Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers in 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 Super Lawyers)
BSF Represents Real Estate Developer Extell in Dispute Over Typo (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)