Jonathan P. Labukas, Partner


Jon Labukas is a partner in Quarles & Brady's Commercial Litigation Practice Group, based in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on franchise and distribution litigation, where he represents franchise and other business clients in federal and state courts, including complex multi-party lawsuits. He has also represented clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the United States, including before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and United States Arbitration & Mediation. Much of his practice involves handling franchise relations and the enforcement of post-termination covenants.

Jon also has significant experience in managing complex electronic discovery issues, including retrieving electronically stored information for review and production and managing electronically stored information for use in litigation and arbitration matters.

He dedicates a significant portion of his time to pro bono work, where he has worked on, among other things, securing reduced sentences for low-level drug offenders as part of the nationwide Clemency Project. Jon is also the Pro Bono Coordinator for the Washington, D.C. office of Quarles & Brady.

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Education and Honors

  • The Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
    • The Catholic University Law Review (Staff Editor)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., 2004)
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2019)