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Jon M Talotta

Jon M Talotta

Hogan Lovells

Partner, Northern Virginia


Helping clients navigate the high-risk, high-value challenges involved in complex commercial disputes is what Jon Talotta does best.

Jon is Global Co-Group Leader for Corporate/Shareholder Litigation, as well as the Northern Virginia office Practice Manager for the firm's Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment group. He has significant background experience in corporate governance, securities, cybersecurity, consumer protection, technology, and other business issues. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries in trial and appellate courts across the U.S.; in arbitrations and mediations; and in administrative proceedings and investigations before numerous federal and state agencies.

Jon also chairs the firm's Electronic Information Group, which focuses on U.S. and cross-border electronic discovery and information governance. He is also the partner in charge of the firm's litigation support infrastructure. He regularly counsels clients on information governance and risk issues. And he publishes and speaks on topics involving U.S. and international litigation, discovery, and information governance.

Jon is a member of The Sedona Conference (WG1, WG6, and WG11) and other associations, an advisory board member of two international consulting firms, and a former council member of the Virginia Bar Association's civil litigation section. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable James C. Cacheris (E.D.Va.). During law school, he served as a law clerk extern for the Honorable B. Waugh Crigler (W.D.Va.).

Representative experience

Representation of public companies in shareholder lawsuits challenging mergers & acquisitions.

Successful representation of special litigation committees appointed to investigate claims against directors and officers.

Representation of a healthcare transcription company in a state court putative class action alleging claims from a patient health data breach.

Representation of a Fortune 50 company in a consumer data breach investigation and related state and federal lawsuits and regulatory investigations.

Awards and rankings

  • Litigation: General Commercial (Virginia), Recognised Practitioner, Chambers USA, 2017
  • Legal Elite, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Virginia Business magazine, 2007-2012, 2014-2016
  • Litigation/E-Discovery, Who's Who Legal, 2015-2016
  • Client Choice Winner, Virginia, Litigation, International Law Office, 2014
  • Data Protection, Chambers Global, 2011

Latest thinking and events

  • In-house counsel and outside help: Ethical issues in dealing with advisors, agents, affiliates, and associated third parties
  • Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements
  • Navigating the Ethical Challenges of Internal Investigations
  • Hogan Lovells Publications
  • Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, but Prohibits Fee-Shifting Provisions Corporate Governance Alert
  • Hogan Lovells Publications
  • Supreme Court Clarifies Liability Standard Under Securities Act Section 11 for Statements of Opinion in Registration Statements SEC Update
  • Blog Post
  • Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officers
  • Hogan Lovells Publications
  • Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: The Growing Trend of Claims Against Directors and Officers Arising From Data Breaches and What You Can Do About It Litigation Alert


Corporate Governance
Corporate and Shareholder Litigation
Domain Names
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-how
Trademarks and Brands


Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services
Consumer Education
Financial Institutions Real Estate

Areas of focus

Corporate and Shareholder Litigation in the U.S.
E-discovery and Information Management

Education and admissions

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
M.A., University of Virginia, 1997
M.S., American University, 1992
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1990


American Bar Association
Council Member, Civil Litigation Section, Virginia Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
The Sedona Conference (WG1, WG6 & WG11)
Virginia Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Court admissions

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court

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