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Jonathan D. Klein
Jonathan D. Klein provides effective, dedicated representation to clients of all size in federal and state courts and before institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals. Jonathan understands that hiring a lawyer can be a stressful time for any entity (large or small) and strives to use creative and proven methods to help clients achieve positive results. Jonathan’s diverse practice includes, but is not limited to:
Cyber Security and Data Protection
Jonathan advises companies across a broad range of industries on data protection and privacy laws. He has extensive experience protecting companies both before a data breach has occurred by developing a thorough, yet efficient, cyber security incident response plan narrowly tailored to the client’s circumstances and vulnerabilities and after a data breach (or potential breach) investigating incidents, determining notification procedures, and coordinating with law enforcement. Jonathan also regularly drafts privacy policies and terms & conditions for clients to ensure their websites comply with an array of privacy regulations in the United States and Europe (to the extent applicable).
Complex Commercial Litigation
Jonathan routinely provides counseling and litigation services for businesses across a range of industries, including banking, financial services, pharmaceutical, commercial products/equipment, retail, technology, and telecommunications. The experience and judgment that Jonathan brings to the courtroom has yielded a highly effective and accomplished record of results. Regardless of the type of commercial litigation at issue, Jonathan’s focus steadfastly remains on delivering comprehensive, reliable advice and counsel while evaluating and taking action in an efficient manner that is ever mindful of client cost considerations/expectations.
Financial Services Litigation
Jonathan's ability to devise and implement effective litigation strategies is particulary beneficial in matters affecting the financial services industry. He often advises, represents, and defends global, national, regional, and local banks and credit unions; mortgage lenders; and other financial institutions. Jonathan's breadth of experience includes, but is not limited to, handling claims of alleged lender liability, consumer and check fraud, breaches of warranties and fiduciary duties, and even alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and state equivalents. Whatever the dispute, Jonathan's integrated approach and comprehensive understanding of this complex industry can help yield beneficial results.
Appellate Procedure (state and federal)
As a former law clerk on the New Jersey Supreme Court (the highest court in the State of New Jersey), Jonathan understands the unique skills required for successful appellate litigation, including an intimate knowledge of substantive law, mastery of complex procedural rules of appellate courts, and effective communication. Jonathan has represented large corporations, banks, insurance companies, manufacturers, governmental entities, and major public utilities, among others, with appellate work. Jonathan has a proven track record of fending off frivolous appeals involving his clients and successfully obtaining positive results for clients affirmatively seeking action on appeal.
Compliance and Internal Investigations
Jonathan assists major corporations, pharmaceutical companies, and boards of directors with internal investigations of all sizes and types. His work has ranged from proactive investigations for potential employee misconduct in response to management concerns to wide-ranging investigations conducted against the backdrop of threatened/on-going litigation and/or regulatory investigations. Jonathan understands and appreciates the disruption and tension created by internal investigations and seeks to minimize any business interruption while swiftly achieving results. Jonathan and the Clark Hill team will ensure that any client can manage the outcome of such investigations.
During law school, Jonathan was selected as one of 8 graduate students in the entire Rutgers University system to be a Henry J. Raimondo Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Government, an institute focused on state and national politics through education and public service. As a Raimondo Fellow, Jonathan successfully completed a course on Legislative Policy Making and worked for the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, participating first-hand in bill drafting and general, legal, and fiscal research and analysis.
Jonathan was selected in a survey of his peers as a New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star in 2014 and 2015 and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018 an honor bestowed upon the top five percent of New Jersey and Pennsylvania lawyers. In 2013, Jonathan was one of two attorneys in the United States awarded the prestigious Pro Bono Star Award for excellence in legal advocacy by Human Rights First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Houston, and Washington, D.C.
Jonathan is committed to pro bono service in and around the Philadelphia region. As a law student, he was the Student Coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Pro Bono Program, helping low income families in Camden, New Jersey prepare and file tax returns. As a result of Jonathan's contributions to public interest in law school, he was awarded the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award by Rutgers University School of Law - Camden.
Jonathan continues to maintain an active pro bono practice that has included advising clients on immigration and family law issues. He has assisted clients in family court on matters involving child support and has successfully obtained asylum for a mentally ill client who was the victim of persecution in her home country. Jonathan also volunteers at Philadelphia Share, a local food bank dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food.
In his personal time, Jonathan coaches a team of law students participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition – the oldest and largest international moot competition in the world – at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a coach, Jonathan regularly attends weekly practices with the law students and travels with them to the competition location (which changes each year).
Jonathan also serves as the Vice President of the University of Delaware Philadelphia Alumni Club Board. In this leadership capacity, Jonathan works with other board members to plan and promote attendance at local events to foster a sense of alumni community among University of Delaware alumni in and around the Philadelphia region. As a board member, Jonathan prides himself on re-connecting alumni of all ages to the University of Delaware.
Jonathan was a judicial law clerk to Associate Justice Virginia A. Long and Judge Edwin H. Stern (hired by Justice John E. Wallace, Jr.) on the New Jersey Supreme Court from 2010 to 2011.
- The Importance of Treating Nonattorney Staff Well, The Legal Intelligencer, August 2017
- Countdown to the EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are You Ready?, E-Alert, June 2017
- HHS Cybersecurity Guidance – You Still Have Work to Do, E-Alert, June 2017
- 2017: The Year of Big Shifts in Cybersecurity, The Legal Intelligencer, May 2017
- Safeguarding Your Company from Cyber Tax Crimes – Take Action Now!, E-Alert, February 2017
- Getting Your First Client: You’re Already There, The Legal Intelligencer, January 2017
- Commentary: New Jersey Does the Waive[r]: Implications and Effect of Adoption of Admission to the New Jersey Bar by Motion, New Jersey State Bar Association Federal Practice and Procedure Section Newsletter, January 2017
- Mastering Time Management as a Junior Associate, The Legal Intelligencer, October 2016
- Some Tips to Mastering the Art of Small Talk, The Legal Intelligencer, August 2016
- DHS Provides Guidance on Cyber Incident Reporting, E-Alert, August 2016
- Another Road Bump for Consumer Arbitration Clauses in New Jersey, E-Alert, June 2016
- Reputation Is the Key to Success for a Young Lawyer, The Legal Intelligencer, June 2016
- The United States Supreme Court Issues Two (2) Important Rulings Today which Provide Important Interpretations of what is Consumer Harm, E-Alert, May 2016
- The Role of Local Counsel in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Considerations and Responsibilities Federal Practice and Procedure Section Newsletter, New Jersey State Bar Association, September 2014
- An Interview With the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, District Judge, United States District Court, Federal Practice and Procedure Section Newsletter, New Jersey State Bar Association, March 2014
- Annual Court Report Offers Guidance for Third Circuit Practitioners, Third Circuit Bar Association Newsletter, Volume VII, Number 3, August 2013
- Rulemaking Process Primer, Federal Practice and Procedure Section Newsletter; New Jersey State Bar Association, June 2013
- Case of Interest, Khan v Dell, Inc., No. 10-3655 (3d Cir. Jan. 20, 2012) Third Circuit Bar Association Newsletter, Volume VI, Number 1, March 2012
- Presenter, "Cybersecurity Attacks in the World of Employment," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2018
- Presenter, "Cybersecurity & Employment - Protecting your business from the inside," Chester County SHRM- Leadership & More Summit, April 2018
- Presenter, "Privacy Regulation in a Digital Age," Association of Corporate Counsel, Philadelphia, PA October 2017
- Presenter, “Cyber Risk Management in 2017 – What do the Recent State of New York Cyber Security Regulations and the OCC/FDIC/Federal Reserve ANPR Mean to Creditors and Call Centers,” First Party Summit, Frisco, Texas, June 2017
- “Commonly Overlooked, But Critical Protections For Your Business,” Clark Hill Webinar, May 2017
- "ADR in International Business Disputes," ADR Day XIX, June 2016