Jonathan is a Partner whose practice focuses on the defense of lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, title agents, claims adjusters, third-party administrators, securities broker/dealers, investment advisors, collection agencies, not-for-profit directors and officers, and other professionals in complex professional liability and commercial litigation. In addition, he regularly defends employers in employment litigation and counsels them on employment related issues and compliance with federal, state and local laws.
Jonathan has trial experience in federal and state courts, and has litigated cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, attorney disciplinary committees, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has also argued numerous appeals before the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals involving legal malpractice, professional liability and employment law cases.
Jonathan has been an author and speaker on various topics including Legal Malpractice Litigation and Risk Management, Legal Malpractice Claims Against Employed Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Lawyer Liability, FDIC Claims Against Professionals, Employment Practices Liability, Wage and Hour Law, Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Actions, Cyberbullying, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Jonathan has also served as a program coach for the New York City Bar’s Center for CLE Litigation Skills Workshop.
Jonathan has been featured in the “And the Defense Wins” section of The Voice, DRI’s weekly e-newsletter:
Lawyers Professional Liability
Accountants Professional Liability
Miscellaneous Professional Liability
Employment Practices Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Condominium and Community Association Liability
New England Law | Boston, J.D., 1995
- New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
- American Jurisprudence Award, Corporate Income Tax
Fordham University, B.S., 1992
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. District Courts – Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals - First and Second Circuits
Other Professional Affiliations
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
Labor and Employment Section, New York State Bar Association
Lawyers Professional Liability and Ethics Committee (Trial Lawyers Section), New York State Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Defense Research Institute
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association