As a founding partner
of Internet Law Group, Jon has been at the forefront
of the Internet community’s legal battle against
online fraud. Over
the past ten years, Jon has obtained nearly $40 million
in judgments against spammers on behalf of some of
the largest ISPs in the United States, collecting millions
of dollars from spammers on behalf of his clients,
and helping shape the law against
Jon is a frequent speaker at anti-spam conferences and
is also a member of the Program Committee for the Conference
on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) (http://www.ceas.cc).
In addition to his private practice, Jon also has substantial
government service. He served from 1994 to 1996
as the first Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives'
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee
on Regulatory Affairs, where he managed oversight investigations
into 26 executive departments and agencies. Prior
to entering private practice, Jon served as a law clerk
for U.S. District Court Judge John D. Tinder, in the
Southern District of Indiana, and for Chief Justice Randall
T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court. Prior
to law school, Jon also served as a Governor's Fellow
to Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr.
Jon received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1989. At
Yale, Jon was elected to the Yale Law Journal, and awarded
Yale's moot court Potter Stewart Prize. Jon earned
his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University
in 1986, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.