Jonathan focuses his practice on investigations and white collar crime. He has extensive courtroom experience, including first-chairing jury trials and arguing appeals.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Connecticut, 2004 (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Cyberlaw, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2011-2014
  • U.S. Attorney’s Special Achievement Award, 2012
  • Taught at U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 2005-2010
  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2010
  • Civil Rights Division Special Commendation, 2010
  • More...

Education & Honors

  • Harvard University, J.D., cum laude, 2004
    • Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
    • Heyman Fellowship
  • University of Oxford, B.A., Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, with honors, 2001
    • Shapiro Scholarship
  • George Washington University, B.A., Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1999
    • George Washington Award
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Clerkship,
    Hon. Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

Experience

  • Led complex multi-agency fraud and corruption investigations and prosecutions for the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Extensive courtroom experience including first-chairing jury trials and arguing appeals.
  • Experience investigating and prosecuting white collar crimes including mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, computer fraud, money laundering, false statements, federal programs embezzlement, and insider trading.
  • Successfully prosecuted high profile defendants including numerous child sex traffickers; corrupt police officers who engaged in kidnapping, rape, and robbery; the racially-motivated murderer of a Memphis code enforcement officer; the arsonist leaders of the violent Aryan Alliance; and white supremacists who conspired to launch a killing spree intended to culminate with the assassination of the President.
  • Worked with investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General; IRS Criminal Investigation Division; U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General; Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; Memphis Police Department; Shelby County Sheriff’s Department; and other federal, state, and local investigative agencies.
  • Teach Cyberlaw at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Major topics in the class include the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act with an emphasis on the Stored Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, speech and anonymity online, data privacy, online contracts and licenses, and the scope of regulatory authority over online activity.