Jon has practiced for 30 years and has experience as an international business and trade attorney and litigator, focusing on sensitive investigations, voluntary and directed self-disclosures, penalties and enforcement, compliance, and litigation related to Customs, export controls, economic sanctions, FCPA/antibribery, government procurement matters, and Section 232, Section 301, and antidumping/countervailing trade remedy duties. He also advises clients on issues involving international trade and federal government contracts such as the FAR/DFARS, the Berry Amendment, the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, as well as Made in USA claims administered and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Jon’s client base includes U.S. and non-U.S. publicly-traded and privately-held multinational companies to middle market leaders and small businesses. He has handled complex matters across a wide range of industries, including, among others, advanced manufacturing; advanced materials; aerospace and defense; automotive; chemicals; distribution; electronics; energy; medical device; oil/gas; optics, photonics and imaging (OPI); steel and specialty metals; textiles and apparel; and transportation/logistics sectors.
In his international trade and Customs practice, Jon regularly represents clients in sensitive investigations, detentions, seizures, enforcement, licensing, and ruling proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on import and export laws and regulations, including the Export Control Reform Enforcement Act (ECRA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Jon also has significant experience handling complex international and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration cases, representing U.S. and non-U.S. companies, as well as professional sports agents and athletes, on matters involving breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, fraud, violations of federal and state laws and regulations, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and transportation and supply chain disputes, including issues such as The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, Incoterms®, the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG or “Vienna Convention”).
Immediately before joining Flannery | Georgalis, Jon served as Special Counsel for a highly regarded mid-size New York State law firm, co-leading its International Business Law practice, and previously operated his own firm for nearly 25 years. While leading his own firm, Jon handled auto theft and fire claim investigations for the Special Investigations Unit of a major auto insurer, taking examinations under oath and working with forensic investigators, as well as conducting sensitive investigations for clients relating to allegations of fraud and other intentional misconduct.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1990)
Canisius College, cum laude (B.A., History, Honors, 1987)
District of Columbia
District of Maryland
Eastern District of Michigan
Northern District of Ohio
Southern District of Ohio
Western District of New York
U.S. Court of International Trade
6th Circuit Court of Appeals