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Jon Pearson

Associate

9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Jon is an experienced trial lawyer who has managed and led all aspects of high-stakes litigation. He has a proven track record of success, both in and out of the courtroom, and meticulously meets clients' goals and expectations through efficient and effective representation.

Jon has more than ten years of experience litigating, managing, and trying complex cases in both state and federal courts, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. His wide-ranging practice comprises complex litigation, arbitration, and government investigations in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, derivative suits, bank regulation, contracts, and general commercial litigation. He has also represented realtors in confidential whistleblower actions under the federal and various states' False Claims Act, as well as the whistleblower programs managed by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Client Results

Class Action and Derivative Litigation
  • Represented lead plaintiffs in stockholder litigation which resulted in a $92.5 million settlement

  • Senior member of the team that prosecuted an unprecedented stockholder derivative case against a large media company arising from the systemic sexual and workplace harassment which led to a landmark settlement that included a significant financial recovery and unprecedented corporate governance reforms

Complex Litigation and Arbitration
  • Represented a large investment banking firm in lawsuits concerning the enforcement of forum-selection clauses in contracts for the issuance and broker-dealer of auction-rate securities

  • Represented an array of swap counterparties—from large financial institutions, hedge funds, and public entities—in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and related litigation involving bankruptcy law's treatment of derivatives, swap agreements, and other complex financial products

  • Represented a bank syndicate in a $500 million litigation involving the Town Square Mall in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in defense of hundreds of individual claims for personal injury related to a pharmaceutical product; assisted in the design and implementation of an alternative dispute resolution program resolving the personal injury claims

Governmental and Regulatory Investigations
  • Successfully obtained a no-action letter for a company undergoing a confidential investigation by the SEC

  • Represented numerous traders in investigations by FINRA concerning credit default swaps

  • Represented numerous financial services companies in responding to civil investigative demands issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in areas including credit cards, mortgages, payment processing, credit card add-on products, and debt collection

Representative Cases
  • Housing Authority of the City of North Las Vegas v. Citibank (South Dakota) N.A., No. 56451 (Nev. Nov. 21, 2011)

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. City of Reno, 747 F.3d 733 (9th Cir. 2014)

  • Grand Canal Shops II, LLC v. Eighth Judicial District Court, et al., No. 67273 (Nev. July 1, 2015)

  • Lehman Bros. Special Financing Inc. v. Bank of America, N.A., et al. (In re Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc.), 553 B.R. 476 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016)

  • In re Phila. Entm’t & Dev. Partners, LP, 549 B.R. 103 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 2016)

Other Experience
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company against claims that it unlawfully extended its alleged monopoly by engaging in petitioning activity before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2015
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®; Rising Star; 2010, 2012, 2015-2016 
  • Nevada Business, "Southern Nevada's Top 100 Attorneys", 2011
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