Jonathan A. Damon


Jonathan Damon has extensive experience in information technology, intellectual property and civil litigation. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Charles H. Tenney in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Damon then entered private practice; his practice is in information technology, data security, intellectual property and record retention issues.

Mr. Damon regularly counsels clients on technology, software, copyright, and related intellectual property matters in both corporate and litigation contexts, with attention to securing and protecting clients' rights. He advises clients on, drafts and negotiates technology transfers, intellectual property licenses and transition services agreements in the M&A context. He counsels clients on software development, outsourcing projects and information technology consulting arrangements. Mr. Damon regularly provides advice regarding Internet services, including Web sites, terms of use, privacy policies and hosting agreements.

Mr. Damon advises clients regarding record retention projects, FRCP compliance, electronically stored information, and e-discovery as well as designing legal hold policies and procedures. He also regularly counsels clients on data security matters, including responses to data breaches.

With respect to litigation, Mr. Damon has worked on software and other copyright matters, complex class action antitrust litigation, insurance coverage defense, commercial contract and tort cases. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, from insurance and energy to music, motion pictures, software, legal partnerships and commercial real estate.

Selected Activities

  • Senior Contributing Editor, "The Sedona Conference Commentary on Inactive Information Sources"
  • Participant, Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1)


  • Author, "The Importance of Informing a Defendant of Her Indictment After Patterson v. Illinois and Harvey v. Michigan," Columbia Human Rights Law Review (1992).
  • Co-author with W. Matus, "Risks You Cannot Ignore," TechDecisions for Insurance (February 2004).


  • Columbia University Law School, 1992, JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1990-91; Notes Editor, Human Rights Law Review
  • Amherst College, 1987, BA, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court