Jonathan Pressment

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1997, cum laude, Order of the Barristers

A.B., American Civilization, Brown University, 1994, with honors.

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Profile

Jonathan Pressment has served as a trusted advisor and counsel to numerous Fortune 500 companies and organizations who have come to recognize that, at a relatively young age, Jon has successfully represented some of the world’s most recognized businesses, institutions and individuals in some of their most complex civil litigation matters.  

Whether it be his role as outside counsel to the National Football League in connection with a series of Super Bowl and Conference Championship related litigations; his service as Special Counsel to the Trustee in the SIPC liquidation of former Senator and New Jersey Governor, Jon Corzine’s, now-defunct brokerage, MF Global, Inc. (the eighth largest bankruptcy in U.S. history); his tireless representation of all five of New York City’s county bar associations in historic litigation waged against the Mayor of the City of New York with respect to indigent criminal defense services; or his securing of victory on behalf of one of America’s most beloved treats, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, in litigation to save the company’s lone New York City location from closure; Jon has consistently garnered attention for his successful work on behalf of Haynes and Boone clients.   

Jon’s value to clients is evident well before he ever sets foot into the courtroom on their behalf.  The son of a solo practitioner, Jon sees even his biggest corporate clients as people and views even the largest of litigation budgets as limited.  Jon recognizes that, for most clients, the costs, time commitment and consequences associated with litigation can be felt well beyond the litigation itself.  As a result, clients frequently look to Jon to formulate innovative and effective litigation strategies that are mindful of the ramifications litigation poses to other areas of their businesses including their budgets, operations, anticipated transactions, corporate initiatives, and public relations.  

Once formulated, Jon has the skills to ensure that litigation strategies are successfully implemented.  Having appeared as first-chair trial and appellate counsel on matters before nearly all levels of state and federal courts, Jon has extensive experience in all aspects of case commencement, discovery, motion practice and trial practice in commercial litigation matters including matters pending before the New York State Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  And Jon has honed his skills across a wide array of disputes involving issues of breach of contract, intellectual property, civil liberties, securities, professional liability, entertainment law, products liability, bankruptcy and class action defense.  It is these talents which led a United States District Court judge to proclaim that Jon “was among the best I have seen” in his time as a Judge.

Apart from his work on behalf of clients of the firm, Jon is well-recognized for his important role in the New York City legal community as a Director on the Board of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) – one of the nation’s oldest and largest county bar associations. Since 2013 Jon has ably led NYCLA’s task force on indigent defense services, aiming to ensure that even the poorest of citizens are granted access to the effective assistance of counsel.  In 2014, Jon was also appointed to serve as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates.

Year in Review

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW – CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

The inaugural Class Action Litigation Year in Review focuses on key federal court decisions issued this year on class action issues. It does not attempt to catalogue every case, but rather, the focus is on a big picture overview of key cases and trends on issues that cut across all types of class actions.

NFL

Haynes and Boone Obtains Denial of Class Certification for NFL in Super Bowl Ticket Case

Haynes and Boone scored a major victory on behalf of the National Football League, successfully defeating a motion seeking to certify a class action in a lawsuit by Super Bowl XLV ticketholders concerning alleged issues with temporary seating.

Second Term Election

NYCLA

Director of the New York County Lawyers’ Association

Jonathan Pressment has been elected to serve a second term as a director on the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Board of Directors, this time for a three-year period. Founded in 1908, NYCLA is one of the largest and most influential bar associations in the country with more than 9,000 active members. 

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