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Jonathan Cross


Jonathan's practice focuses on government investigations and sanctions



Jonathan's practice focuses on government investigations and sanctions, as well as complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a focus on transnational business disputes as well as project finance and infrastructure-related litigation.

He also has experience in handling securities, antitrust and other government investigations, and in advising clients with respect to U.S. economic sanctions, Exon-Florio foreign investment filing issues, and securities and antitrust litigation.

Jonathan's experience includes advising:

  • individuals and investment entities in defence of RICO and common-law claims arising from  a real estate dispute
  • a non-U.S. bank and an international trade association in connection with U.S. economic sanctions issues
  • non-U.S. investors in connection with Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) issues arising from potential investments in U.S. companies and acquisition of assets in the United States
  • a major investment bank in connection with investigations involving mutual fund market timing and research analyst practices
  • a major international airline in connection with investigations of antitrust issues arising from fuel surcharge amounts
  • a hedge fund group in multiple matters arising out of defaults in secured lending portfolio
  • a Swiss private equity firm in connection with litigation concerning sale of a Canadian industrial company


Jonathan obtained his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, summa cum laude, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He earned his B.A. in 1997 in Political Science, with high honors, from the University of Rhode Island. He clerked for the Hon. Karen J. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York