Jon represents companies across various industries in both federal and state courts. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation and appeals, with relevant experience in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as Title VII employment discrimination and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

After completing a clerkship at the Fifth Circuit, and before joining Womble Bond Dickinson, Jon worked in Houston, Texas where he gained significant experience serving the energy sector.  He represented both upstream and downstream oil and gas clients in private disputes as well as environmental-related investigations by various federal and state agencies.

Honors and Awards

Selected to the 2019 North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers

Experience

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  • Defended international oil and gas company in $55m contractual and regulatory dispute over well plugging and abandonment obligations in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.
  • Serving pro bono on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, obtained unanimous reversal of the denial of attorney’s fees in a civil rights class action against a state government.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims against the corporate parent of a master limited partnership in an action challenging the subsidiary’s sale of a $700m asset to the parent.
  • Defended natural gas pipeline contractor and subcontractor in an investigation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Secured nuisance-payment settlement for individual defendant in $120m action alleging securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Served as lead attorney in settling a trust dispute between 20 family members involving over $20m in assets
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Bar admissions

2013, North Carolina

2015, Texas

Admitted to practice before:

  • North Carolina Western District
  • North Carolina Middle District
  • North Carolina Eastern District
  • Texas Southern District
  • Fifth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., 2013 | University of North Carolina School of Law
    • High Honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review
  • B.S., 2006 | Business Administration | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill