Jon specializes in the representation of media and technology companies on a broad range of commercial, transactional, operational, content, privacy, and litigation matters; he has been representing businesses that gather and distribute news and information, sell advertising, market goods and services, and build community on the Internet for as long as there has been a commercial Internet. His clients include dozens of websites, mobile applications, and digital publishers, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, technology and telecommunications companies, and leading online professional and trade associations.
Jon was on the faculty of the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses from 1994 through 2008 and has taught in the Yale Publishing Course since 2010. He is general counsel to the Online News Association, and writes and speaks frequently on media and technology law. Jon is a contributor to the International Libel & Privacy Handbook (Bloomberg 2006). The sixth edition of his book, Internet Law: A Field Guide, was released by BNA Books in November 2008. Before entering private practice, Jon clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Farris and U.S. District Judge Almeric Christian.