TJ Herron is an experienced litigator who represents clients in complex commercial lawsuits and arbitrations nationwide. His tenacity, thoughtfulness, and pragmatism help clients navigate their most important legal disputes effectively and efficiently.
TJ has represented industry-leading technology, telecommunications, and transportation companies, fintech start-ups, hedge funds, and pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies, as well as their key executives, in matters involving claims for breach of contract, securities fraud, common law fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, false advertising, unfair competition, and unlawful business practices. His federal litigation background spans every appellate level, including in multiple U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Having served as lead associate on several high-stakes cases, TJ's notable experience includes briefing and arguing dispositive motions, overseeing all aspects of discovery, negotiating with opposing counsel, and working with testimonial fact and expert witnesses in preparation for trial.
In addition, TJ has advised clients in response to investigations and enforcement actions by various U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Earlier in his career, TJ worked at a corporate risk management consultancy where he focused on transactional due diligence and anti-money laundering investigations, including as a secondee to a global New York-based investment bank.
The following represents recent experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day in 2023.
Obtained favorable summary judgment ruling in federal court following an oral argument on behalf of clients in a breach of contract lawsuit.
Obtained dismissals on behalf of clients in multiple-related arbitrations arising from breach of contract and state employment law claims.
Represented a group of U.S.-based investors in a private securities fraud action brought against a start-up pharmaceutical company and its key executives.
Defended a U.S.-based cloud software company and certain executives against a securities fraud action brought by a putative class of stockholders.
Defended boards of directors and key executives of multiple public companies in state and federal derivative litigations.
Defended a multinational health care technology company and certain executives against a securities fraud action brought by a putative class of stockholders.
Advised a fintech broker-dealer on a range of regulatory compliance matters.Defended a multinational pharmaceutical company against consumer class actions involving claims of deceptive labeling.
Advised a microchip processing company in an internal investigation concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and export compliance.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Deep Space Thinking: What Elon Musk's Idea to Nuke Mars Teaches Us About Regulating the "Visionaries and Daredevils" of Outer Space, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
- Columbia University (J.D. 2017; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Senior Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law); University of Virginia (B.A. 2010; Dean's List)
- California, New York, District of Columbia, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
- Extern to Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Fall 2016)