Jon M. Talotta

"He's an outstanding litigator. He's remarkable in terms of his ability to identify issues and prevail. He is just an absolute winner."

Chambers USA

Jon Talotta is global co-leader for the firm's Securities, Shareholder, and M&A Litigation group, as well as the Northern Virginia office practice manager for Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment.

He has over two decades of experience in corporate governance, securities, internet, cybersecurity, consumer protection, technology, and other business issues. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries in trial and appellate courts across the United States, in arbitrations and mediations, and in administrative proceedings and investigations before numerous federal and state agencies.

Jon regularly counsels clients on internet disputes and information governance and risk issues. He publishes and speaks on topics involving U.S. and international litigation, discovery, and information governance.

Jon is a member of the Boards of Gideon's Promise, and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is a former member of the Boards of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and a devoted pro bono litigator, working on actual innocence and civil justice impact cases. His successes include obtaining exonerations for two individuals who spent a combined 30 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

After law school, Jon served as a law clerk for the Honorable James C. Cacheris (E.D.Va.). During law school, he served as a law clerk extern for the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler (W.D.Va.).

Awards and recognitions


AV Preeminent®
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™


Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Chambers USA


Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


Who's Who Legal

2007-2012, 2014-2016

Legal Elite, Alternate Dispute Resolution
Virginia Business magazine

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

M.A., University of Virginia

M.S., American University

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University


American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia

Court admissions

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court

Representative experience

Representation of public and private companies in shareholder lawsuits challenging mergers & acquisitions.

Representation of special litigation committees appointed to investigate claims against directors and officers.

Representation of companies and investors in disputes involving governance issues, post-closing issues, joint-ventures, and services agreements.

Representation of public and private companies in internet disputes, consumer data breach investigations, and related state and federal lawsuits and regulatory investigations.

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