Jack Heron represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country. His practice includes securities litigation, shareholder disputes, corporate governance matters, and internal investigations involving allegations of fraud. Jack has experience assisting clients with securities fraud class actions, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class actions, shareholder derivative cases, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) inquiries, and internal investigations related to shareholder demands. He assists clients with all stages of the litigation process from initial factual investigation through appeal.
Jack is also active in the community and is committed to pro bono support of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. He is a member of the Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court and serves as a member of the President's Advisory Council at Furman University.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Jack was a trial defense lawyer in the United States Marine Corps. In that role, he litigated five jury trials to verdict. He also represented dozens of clients in plea negotiations, sentencing hearings, and administrative proceedings. He continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves.
After leaving active duty, Jack clerked for a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for and the U.S. Court of Appeals.
- University of South Carolina (J.D. 2013; Order of the Barristers; CALI Award for Federal Courts; CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy; CALI Award for Commercial Real Estate Transactions; Moot Court Bar; National Moot Court Competition); Furman University (B.A. in Business Administration 2010)
- Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserves, 2018-present; active duty, 2013-2018)
- Law Clerk to Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2018-2019) and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina (2018)