Jonathan Montcalm

Jonathan Montcalm




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

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

Michigan State University (B.A., 2001)


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


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


Will “Success Boy” Owner Continue to Succeed on Appeal in Copyright Dispute?
Two More Comedians Added to Pandora Battle over Licenses to Perform Jokes
An Action Figure and an Instagram Post Prove Decisive in Photographer’s Copyright Suit Against Miramax
Raptors Secure Major Off-Court Win in Trademark Contest
Lenny Dykstra: His Reputation Precedes Him
Restaurant Wars: Breach of Fiduciary Duties at the Palm Restaurant Empire
Has Fox’s “Empire” Ended the Battle? Ninth Circuit Expands Scope of Permissible Promotion of Expressive Works
FedEx Can Keep On Copying for Creative Commons Licensee
Usher’s Still in the Clear in Copyright Suit
Originality in Remastering: CBS Secures Victory in War Over Rights to Play Oldies

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Five Disputes Lawyers Join Dorsey Partnership
Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Dorsey Nationally Ranked and Named Trademark Law Firm of the Year by "U.S. News – Best Lawyers" Best Law Firms
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Dorsey Attorneys Colangelo-Bryan and Montcalm Settle "Bruno v. City of New York"
Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers in New York

Legal Writings

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

Industries & Practices

Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright + Advertising

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


Jonathan Montcalm Super Lawyers
  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers, 2014-2020
Jonathan Montcalm