Jon Hawk - Commercial Litigator - Tech & Online Platform - McDermott Will & Emery


Jon Hawk is an accomplished commercial litigator who focuses his international practice on technology, internet and online platform law. In the rapidly changing legal and technological landscapes, Jon helps his clients navigate multinational, multidisciplinary and complex civil litigation matters. His successful representations include disputes involving intermediary liability, privacy and defamation, unfair competition, consumer protection, contractual obligations, intellectual property and free speech, among other fundamental rights.

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  • Represented online platforms in numerous litigations and product matters involving the Stored Communications Act and Communications Decency Act, Section 230*
  • Successfully represented an online platform in a putative consumer class action alleging claims under federal and state wiretap laws*
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a group text messaging service and smartphone application provider in defense of a putative nationwide class action filed on behalf of individuals alleging they received unsolicited text messages in violation of the TCPA*

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University of California Law San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), JD, 2007
University of Richmond, BA, 2004


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