Jon M. Talotta

Jon M. Talotta

Northern Virginia

Email jon.talotta@​

Phone +1 703 610 6156

Fax +1 703 610 6200

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Jon Talotta is a highly regarded e-discovery specialist who is well known for his insight into cybersecurity and consumer protection issues."

Who’s Who Legal

Helping clients navigate the high-risk, high-value challenges involved in complex commercial disputes is what Jon Talotta does best.

Jon is Global Co-Group Leader for Corporate/Shareholder Litigation, as well as the Northern Virginia office Practice Manager for the firm's Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment group. He has significant background experience in corporate governance, securities, 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 also chairs the firm's Electronic Information Group, which focuses on U.S. and cross-border electronic discovery and information governance. He is also the partner in charge of the firm's litigation support infrastructure. He regularly counsels clients on information governance and risk issues. And he publishes and speaks on topics involving U.S. and international litigation, discovery, and information governance.

Jon is a member of The Sedona Conference (WG1, WG6, and WG11) and other associations, an advisory board member of two international consulting firms, and a former council member of the Virginia Bar Association's civil litigation section. After law school, he 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


Who's Who Legal


Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia)
Chambers USA


Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia), Recognised Practitioner
Chambers USA

2007-2012, 2014-2016

Legal Elite, Alternate Dispute Resolution
Virginia Business magazine


Client Choice Winner, Virginia, Litigation
International Law Office


Data Protection
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999

M.A., University of Virginia, 1997

M.S., American University, 1992

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1990


American Bar Association

Council Member, Civil Litigation Section, Virginia Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

The Sedona Conference (WG1, WG6 & WG11)

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

Related knowledge


Representative experience

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

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

Representation of a healthcare transcription company in a state court putative class action alleging claims from a patient health data breach.

Representation of a Fortune 50 company in a consumer data breach investigation and related state and federal lawsuits and regulatory investigations.

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