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Jon Hawk is a partner in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice. He represents clients involved in high-stakes litigation and also serves in an advisory role, providing compliance and regulatory counsel in non-contentious matters. Jon represents clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, social media, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail.
His litigation practice focuses on a broad range of complex business disputes, including matters implicating domestic and international data protection and privacy laws and consumer class actions, as well as company governance and fiduciary duty issues.
Outside of the litigation context, Jon advises clients through company governance and fiduciary duty issues, conducts compliance audits and internal investigations and provides product counseling, particularly with respect to federal and state telemarketing laws and regulations.
Serving as a member of a team that handles all international litigation for Facebook, including matters implicating international data protection, privacy, hosting provider liability, censorship, intellectual property and consumer protection laws.
Representation of a group text messaging service and smartphone application provider in defense of a putative nationwide class action filed on behalf of individuals alleging they received unsolicited text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The court granted summary judgment and entered judgment in favor of the Firm’s client. Glauser v. GroupMe, Inc., 2015 WL 475111 (N.D. Cal.).
Representation of other companies in various industries defending against putative nationwide class actions alleging the unsolicited dissemination of text messages and placement of voice calls under the TCPA.
Representation of a national fitness club against a putative class action alleging the club's membership agreement violated certain New Jersey consumer protection statutes. The court granted the motion to dismiss on all claims and entered judgment in favor of the Firm's client. Sauro v. L.A. Fitness Int'l., LLC, 2013 WL 978807 (D.N.J.).
Representation of a client in two recent JAMS arbitrations, obtaining a complete defense award, an award of damages on counterclaims, and an award of fees and costs in favor of the Firm's client as the prevailing party.
Representation of a real estate investment company founder and executive in a shareholder dispute, defending against fraud claims. The court granted summary judgment and entered judgment in favor of the Firm's client.