Jon Hollis litigates complex commercial disputes for clients in a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis on banking, real estate and government contracts in the defense industry. He also handles intellectual property licensing issues and cases involving copyright infringement, Lanham Act violations, and other IP-related claims.
Prior to attending law school, Jon served with the Army’s elite 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. His awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Ranger Tab.
Jon applies the lessons learned from his years in U.S. Special Operations Forces to his work in the courtroom. He employs an aggressive style marked by creative problem solving and tenacity. These skills achieve best outcomes and practical, business-oriented solutions across the full scope of litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Jon is the founder of the firm’s pro bono Veterans Assistance Project. He has successfully represented numerous disabled veterans in claims before Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Select examples of his pro bono work include the following:
- Prevailed on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based on identification of new and material evidence of service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overlooked by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
- Won a significant victory on behalf of a combat infantryman with the U.S. Army in France during World War II who was awarded the Purple Heart after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg in 1944. Successfully raised the client’s disability rating from 30 percent to 100 percent based on the veteran’s severe PTSD and secured a substantial increase in benefits from the VA.
- Successfully assisted a former U.S. Air Force aircraft mechanic who suffers severe service-connected anxiety disorder, raising his disability rating from 10 percent to 70 percent and securing a significant increase in benefits from the VA.
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D.,
Associate Editor, Cardozo Law Review
- College of William and Mary, History, B.A.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Judicial Intern, Honorable Bernard J. Fried, New York State Supreme Court (Fall 2007)
- Judicial Intern, Honorable Thomas W. Phillips, United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (Summer 2006)
- Named "New York Metro Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters (2015-2019)
- Named to the District of Columbia Courts 2018 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
- Lifetime Member, National Defense Industrial Association
- Member, Litigation Committee, New York City Bar Association (2008–2011)