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Jonathan P. Hersey

Jon Hersey is a partner at the firm’s Orange County office. He is a member of the Commercial Disputes practice group.

Jon focuses in complex commercial, business and intellectual property disputes, particularly those involving claims of breach of contract, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, merger and acquisition earn-outs, fraud, lender liability, protection of creditors' rights, and other business torts.

Jon has extensive experience representing computer industry, manufacturing and distribution businesses, and financial institutions in federal and state courts, and in private arbitrations and mediations. Jon has litigated and tried numerous cases to judgment or verdict in California, Delaware, New York, Arizona, and Texas, as well as internationally before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jon was a founding partner of a litigation firm, with offices in both southern and northern California, which Jon helped manage for more than 7 years. Prior to forming his own firm, Jon was a partner in the business trial practice group of an international law firm, and was co-chair of the firm's e-discovery team. After law school, Jon served as a law clerk for the Honorable David V. Kenyon, U.S. District Court Judge in the Central District of California.

Jon is also one of the founders of Education Unlimited, Inc., a California corporation offering academically-oriented summer camps and scholastic programs for high school and grammar school students, including college admissions preparation, acting and theater arts, computer usage and programming, Sally Ride Science Camps, public speaking and competitive speech and debate.

  • Recognized BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Litigation Section, State Bar of California
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County, Board of Directors 2010-2016
  • Tustin AYSO, Board of Directors 2010-present, Regional Commissioner 2014-2017
  • Friends of Cal Forensics, Board Member 2002-present
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