Jason F. Orlando

Jason Orlando of Murphy Orlando LLC


  • Former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey.
  • Served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
  • New Jersey counsel for multinational corporations in state and federal court.
  • Past President of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey.
  • Served as a White House Intern
  • Served as a legal counsel on the 2018 Transition committee for then Governor-elect Phillip D. Murphy.


  • Harvard Law School (Juris Doctorate)
  • The John Hopkins University (Bachelor of Arts; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court:
    • District of New Jersey
    • Southern District New York
    • Eastern District New York

Activities and Affiliations

  • Criminal Justice Act Panel attorney
  • Served as Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
  • Trustee of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey (HLSA). HLSA President (2007-2008); HLSA Vice President (2006-2007); HLSA, Secretary (2005-2006).
  • Recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers.*

Mr. Orlando, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is a named Partner in the firm. Mr. Orlando is involved in all areas of the firm’s practice, including intellectual property and employee mobility, labor and employment, cannabis law, business litigation, regulatory law, and criminal defense. Mr. Orlando represents large and small companies both as lead and local counsel in high-stakes litigation in New Jersey state and federal courts, ranging from claims under the Defend Trade Secrets Act to police involved shootings.

A former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey, Mr. Orlando has extensive experience in both government and the private sector. Mr. Orlando served as a Special Assistant to former Attorney General (and current Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court) Stuart Rabner and former Attorneys General Anne Milgram and Zulima Farber. As a member of the Executive Staff, Mr. Orlando advised the Attorney General on legal, policy, and administrative issues including elections, Internet safety, high intensity drug trafficking areas, combating child pornography, and Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives.

Mr. Orlando’s private sector experience includes working as a Litigation Associate at Lowenstein Sandler PC and at Dewey Ballantine LLP. At these firms, Mr. Orlando represented a vast array of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, closely held corporations, and individuals.

In 2014, after a competitive application process, Mr. Orlando was appointed by the United States District Court, District of New Jersey to the Panel of Private Attorneys under the Criminal Justice Act, making him eligible to receive court appointments to represent certain criminal defendants in federal court.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Orlando has served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he taught courses in New Jersey State & Local Government Law and Urban Law & Policy.

Mr. Orlando is a Past President of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey and continues to serve on its Board of Trustees. Notably, he served as a White House Intern under President Clinton and as a legal counsel on the 2018 Transition committee for then Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy.