Jason C. Rose

Rose Jason

Jason Rose, co-chair of Venable’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group, is an experienced litigator who focuses on the efficient resolution of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, business torts, and commercial contract disputes. Jason has represented a number of companies in different capacities, including coordinating counsel, expert witness development, briefing substantive and Daubert issues, company defense and witness development, fact and expert depositions, and trial support.  

Jason offers clients unique insight based on time he spent working in the international legal group of a leading global heavy machinery manufacturer in Tokyo. In that capacity he counseled the company's business and legal departments on a variety of risk management issues related to large-scale international industrial projects and disputes. Before joining Venable, Jason also worked in a New York firm, where he represented a major air carrier in the 9/11 Commission investigation and related September 11 litigation arising out of the terrorist attacks in 2001.


Representative Matters

Pharmaceutical Product Liability Litigation

  • Serves as deputy co-national counsel in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and consolidated state court litigation involving proton pump inhibitor drugs
  • Managed a team of Venable attorneys as national counsel in nationwide litigation involving an anti-epileptic drug
  • Worked with a team of Venable attorneys as national counsel to a pharmaceutical manufacturer in nationwide litigation involving a drug for Parkinson’s disease
  • Helped lead a team of attorneys in developing expert witnesses, conducting dispositive and expert-related briefings, and trying multiple cases, in nationwide litigation involving a diabetes drug
  • Helped lead a team of lawyers  in developing expert witnesses in an MDL and consolidated state court litigation involving a hypertension drug

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented a large real estate investment trust (REIT) in shareholder litigation related to a merger
  • Represented an insurer in coverage litigation involving a variety of underlying securities transactions
  • Defended a telemarketing company in arbitration over a marketing services contract dispute
  • Represented a software company in the confirmation and collection of an arbitration award
  • Represented creditors of a bankrupt energy corporation in a lawsuit involving complex derivative transactions




  • J.D. cum laude University of Baltimore School of Law 1998
    • Editorial Board, University of Baltimore Law Review, 1997-1998
  • B.A. Villanova University 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel; chair of Drug, Device, and Biotechnology Committee
  • Chair, IADC Drug & Device Committee 2018 – 2020


  • Who’s Who Legal, Life Sciences: Product Liability, 2017 – 2018, 2020
  • Legal 500, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2013 – 2014, 2016, 2019 – 2023
  • The Daily Record, VIP – Successful by 40 Award, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2023 – 2024
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2023 – 2024


Pro Bono

  • Represented multiple community associations against an out-of-state owner of hundreds of vacant houses in Baltimore City over nuisance conditions and violations of a Baltimore City statute, and the economic impact of the vacant houses on property values in the affected communities


  • Board member, Community Law Center, Inc, 2008 - 2018 – a legal services organization that seeks to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods by providing legal services to communities and nonprofits that lack the financial resources to pay for representation
  • Member, Leadership Advisory Council of the Cristo Rey Jesuit School in Baltimore, 2014 - 2017