David E. Jones
Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
David Jones, a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation practice, is a trial
lawyer, with more than 20 years of experience handling complex commercial,
regulatory and criminal matters. He works with clients to identify their
business goals in a dispute and then implements those goals through an
aggressive and professional trial strategy.
Over the past 25 years,
David has handled a variety of commercial cases in federal and state courts
across the country with an emphasis on intellectual property and insurance
recovery matters. He has tried patent cases for leading companies in the fields
of healthcare, computer science and pharmaceuticals, and has also handled
copyright infringement and privacy rights cases for international companies and
entertainment figures. His most recent insurance recovery experience includes
pursuing claims arising out of the 2011 tsunami tragedy in Japan. He has also
represented clients on recovery matters in the financial services and accounting
In the regulatory field, David has handled matters
involving the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, including the trial of a Clean Air Act case concerning an oil
refinery. One of his most significant matters was developing the environmental
plan for the disposal of the U.S. Army’s unitary chemical weapons stockpile,
including the shipment of weapons from Germany to a disposal facility on
Johnston Atoll, and then successfully defending that plan in federal court.
In the criminal field, David has represented clients in sensitive
investigations involving allegations of political corruption as well as Medicare
fraud. As an assistant U.S. attorney, David tried a variety of criminal cases
to verdict, ranging from tax fraud to methamphetamine trafficking.
has been appointed by judges in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
to assist the court by representing indigent parties on a pro bono basis. He
was also recognized by the U.S. Attorney General for his work in asserting civil
rights claims against entities for discrimination on the basis of HIV status.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he
teaches in the LL.M. program, and he is active in the Wisconsin branch of the
Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve program, which assists service members
with civilian employment issues.