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Jonathan is a trial attorney who has represented many educational institutions in both state and federal courts in a variety of matters regarding student discipline, tenure, civil rights, Title IX, construction disputes and insurance matters.

Jonathan is currently representing several educational institutions in cases brought under the Child Victims Act. He has represented institutions in several wrongful death cases. He has also represented educational institutions in connection with internal investigations and federal administrative and criminal investigations. 

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2011-2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Syracuse, Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2016 
    • New York Super Lawyers®, General Litigation, 2022 (listed for more than 10 years)
    • Chambers USA 2022, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers, Commercial and Federal Litigation Sections
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Law Review
  • Mediator, ADR Mandatory Mediation Program, Northern District of New York

  • Quoted in 5 Tips for Avoiding Awkward Video-Conferencing Malfunctions in Courts, Depositions, Law.com, November 20, 2020
  • Review: Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition, Onondaga County Bar Reporter, June 2016

  • Moderator, Restrictive Covenants: The Good, the Bad and What the Future Holds, NYSBA Webinar, June 17, 2020
  • Class Action Refund Lawsuits Against Higher Educational Institutions, CICU Webinar, May 14, 2020

  • Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York
  • Vestry Warden, St. Peter's Episcopal Church