Jon Guynn focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white collar defense. He has represented individuals and companies in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, clinical laboratory diagnostics, utilities, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, financial services, metals and mining, home health care, medical devices, food and beverage, and digital advertising. He regularly represents clients in connection with complex and sensitive internal investigations and government inquiries arising, among others, under the False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and federal and state securities laws.
Jon has successfully defended corporations and their directors and officers in civil, criminal, and regulatory disputes where plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions of dollars in claimed damages or penalties. He routinely represents clients opposite qui tam relators' counsel, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal or state agencies.
Jon has a wealth of complex litigation experience, with an emphasis on health care, securities, trade secret, and antitrust litigation. He has participated in and managed many aspects of litigation, from case inception through resolution, including conducting internal investigations, motion practice, fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, and examining witnesses at trial.
Jon counsels clients regarding corporate disclosure and compliance with securities and health care regulation, with an emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
Jon is also an active pro bono lawyer. He successfully represents asylum applicants, prisoners seeking to vindicate their religious liberties, and victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders and custody of minors, among others.
Federal Court of Appeals Emphasizes Only Defendants Who Act "Knowingly" Can Be Liable Under the False Claims Act
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2013; Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review; Hardy C. Dillard Legal Writing Fellow); Brigham Young University (B.A. in Economics and History cum laude 2010; Phi Kappa Phi)
- Texas, New York, California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- Law Clerk to: Judge Kent A Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2014) and Judge David G. Campbell, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2013)