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Jon Dean

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Dispute Resolution/General Commercial Disputes/Intellectual Property Patent Litigation


Jon is a partner and  focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including patent and trade secrets cases, antitrust actions, class actions, securities matters, unfair competition cases, employment actions, OSHA cases and healthcare matters. Jon is a former prosecutor, and has served as trial counsel on both civil and criminal cases.

Jon also represents companies and individuals in connection with civil and criminal government investigations, including investigations by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and local law enforcement agencies.

For further details of Jon's biography, please view McDermott website:


Jon previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk, Senior Judge and Chief Judge Emeritus, of the US District Court for the Central District of California. He also previously worked for the Honorable Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the US District Court for the Northern District of California.


University of California - Berkeley School of Law, JD, 1996
University of California - Los Angeles, BA, 1992

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

California, Illinois and Florida are key hubs for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which has added new litigators across its network, including Michael Austin and Eliot Burriss - both formerly at DLA Piper LLP (US) -in Miami and Dallas respectively. Healthcare litigation is a mainstay; highlights in 2017 included Los Angeles-based Charles Weir representing St. Joseph’s Health in litigation with Meritage Medical Network concerning the former’s physician network. In the high-profile concussion cases, Chicago-based William Schuman is acting as Illinois counsel to the NFL. Los Angeles-based Russell Hayman and Jon Dean are recommended.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

Noted for its ‘diligence’, ‘trial strategy work’ and ‘excellent service’, McDermott Will & Emery LLP boosted its technology and electronics bench with the arrival of Washington DC litigators Nicole Jantzi, Paul Schoenhard and Ian Brooks from Ropes & Gray LLP; the newly-joined team represented Contour in an infringement action against GoPro, involving district court litigation, Federal Circuit Appeals and PTAB proceedings. However, the healthcare and life sciences work remains a core area alongside technology sector work: Boston-based practice head Sarah Columbia and ‘excellent litigatorWilliam Gaede in Silicon Valley assisted Amgen with obtaining a high-stakes jury trial victory for Amgen in a suit filed against Sanofi and Regeneron regarding patents on cholesterol-lowering drugs. BlackBerry, Diablo Technologies and Novartis are also clients. Los Angeles experts Jon Dean and Russell Hayman are recommended.

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