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Jon M. Talotta

Northern Virginia

Jon M. Talotta

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. 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 U.S.; 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.).

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.

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

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th 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


Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia), Recognised Practitioner

Chambers USA

2007-2012, 2014-2016

Legal Elite, Alternate Dispute Resolution

Virginia Business magazine



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Client Choice Winner, Virginia, Litigation

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