Overview

Jon has over a decade of experience as a litigator and advocate. He represents employers of all sizes and across all industries in federal and state courts, arbitration, and administrative agencies.

Jon regularly appears before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and other agencies to defend employers against claims of workplace discrimination and harassment. Jon has successfully resolved numerous high-value individual claims in early and late-stage mediation with both represented and pro se parties. When litigation is filed, Jon utilizes his experience in all aspects of the pretrial process, including written discovery, depositions, expert reports, and summary judgment. Jon is also well-versed in appellate practice, having argued at the New Hampshire Supreme Court and filed winning briefs at the First and Second Circuits. In addition to his litigation practice, Jon provides clients with day-to-day counseling and crisis management on a variety of employment issues including hiring, discipline, termination, leave, wage and hour, disability accommodation, union grievances, and collective bargaining.

Prior to joining Constangy, Jon was an associate at the Boston firms Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, and Morgan Brown & Joy LLP. 

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About Me

Jon lives in Providence, Rhode Island. His hobbies include travel, hiking, reading, and writing. As of 2018, Jon has been to 46 U.S. states and 835 of the nation’s 3,141 counties.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Hiramoto v. Goddard College Corp., 184 F. Supp. 3d 84 (D. Vt. 2016), aff’d, 684 F. Appx. 48 (2d Cir. 2017). Following substantial discovery, successfully briefed and argued a motion for summary judgment in race discrimination case brought by a college instructor. Successfully briefed appeal decided on submission at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Loewy v. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MCAD 2016). Following a four-day evidentiary hearing, the MCAD Hearing Officer entered judgment for the employer in a case alleging retaliation under Chapter 151B of the Massachusetts General Laws.

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Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • Co-author, Massachusetts Employment Law Sourcebook & Citator 2018 (MCLE 2018)
  • Co-author, Massachusetts Employment Law Sourcebook & Citator 2017 (MCLE 2017)
  • Panelist, “Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law,” presented to the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting (June 2017)
  • “In frank expression of conflicting opinion lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action; and in suppression lies ordinarily the greatest peril.”
  • Justice Louis Brandeis

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of EEOC and State Agency Charges
  • Federal and State Litigation
  • Discipline and Discharge Arbitration
  • Employment Policy Formulation and Advice
  • Enforcement of Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law

  • J.D., with highest honors, 2006
  • Executive Editor, Connecticut Law Review
  • Intern, Hon. Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2004-2005

Brown University

  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2010
  • Connecticut, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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