Jonathan Montcalm
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Jonathan Montcalm

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montcalm.jonathan@dorsey.com

Overview

JON ADVOCATES DILIGENTLY FOR HIS CLIENTS TO RESOLVE THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTES EFFICIENTLY AND CREATIVELY.

Jon has broad experience, having represented clients in disputes involving intellectual property (trademark, trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition and copyright), the FSIA, complex commercial transactions, corporate governance matters, consumer class actions, international and domestic discovery issues, as well as civil and criminal investigations. Jon has extensive experience resolving these disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to before arbitral tribunals and through mediation.

In addition, Jon has vigorously litigated on behalf of numerous pro bono clients in civil rights and other related matters.

Finally, Jon is also active within the firm, having served as a representative on the Associate Council, given multiple presentations on current cases and legal issues, and participated in many charity events.

Education & Admissions

George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2009), cum laude, with honors

Michigan State University (B.A., 2001)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • Obtained jury verdict of no copyright infringement on behalf of the world’s largest technical professional organization.
  • Successfully defeated class certification on behalf of self-publishing services provider in putative class action alleging violations of state consumer protection laws.
  • Successfully resolved legal malpractice claim brought on behalf of leading provider of imaging solutions against its former attorneys.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of former dental products manufacturer against former competitor’s claims of unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation.
  • Successfully resolved dispute on behalf of internet content provider involving allegations of cybersquatting, and trademark infringement and dilution.
  • Obtained award of substantial damages for licensing firm based on designer’s breach of licensing agreement.
  • Worked to successfully reach mediated settlement on behalf of financial services provider engaged in dispute with co-branding partner.
  • Advised clients with respect to use of DMCA to address infringing information posted on the internet.
  • Advised various clients involved in civil and criminal investigations by state and federal authorities.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Co-author, Chapter 21 of eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, titled “The International Aspect of ESI Production”

Industries & Practices

Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, N.Y.C. Bar Association Arbitration Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association Copyright Committee
  • Member, N.Y. State Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Council

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
Jonathan Montcalm