Nixon Peabody LLP
Jon is known for being a tough adversary who keeps his sense of humor in the most challenging of cases. Clients value the business-focused nature of his advice. As chair of the firm’s Private Fund Disputes team, he represents offshore liquidators, managers, limited partners and institutional investors in disputes related to hedge, private equity, venture, tax credit and real estate funds, and investment vehicles consisting of any alternative asset classes such as residential and commercial mortgage backed securities, credit default swaps, corporate trusts and collateralized debt obligations.
What do you focus on?
I take a business-focused approach to the resolution of disputes in two primary areas.
Private Fund Disputes
Long before fund disputes were in vogue, I founded our Private Fund Disputes team because I foresaw the exposure of alternative investment funds to market and regulatory forces. Such forethought, detailed in numerous thought leadership articles and speaking engagements, was prescient as the credit crises exposed the risks inherent in such investment vehicles and asset classes. I was fortunate that clients put their trust in my skillset, and today represent a cross-section of the fund industry, including offshore liquidators. As one prominent client noted, “Jon’s qualities and offshore pedigree mean that we consider him a ‘go-to’ counselor for handling complex offshore fund disputes.”
eDiscovery & Digital Evidence
E-discovery has become one of the most onerous and expensive burdens facing large corporations. As chair of the firm’s electronic discovery and digital evidence practice, I created a ground-breaking approach to electronic discovery before the amendments to the federal rules at a time when the business community had never heard of e-discovery. Due to this vision, companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and financial services sectors have all retained my team to provide them with the most up-to-date, cost-effective and successful strategies.