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About Jon

Responsive, detail-driven franchise litigation counsel

Jon Labukas possesses significant and wide-ranging experience in both the franchise and motor vehicle industries. Representing franchisors, distributors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), automotive and other manufacturers, he focuses his practice on:

  • Franchise and distribution dispute resolution and litigation, including class actions.
  • Counseling automotive industry clients.
  • Managing complex electronic discovery.

Jon serves as a trusted adviser to his clients, working closely with them to develop creative strategies and solutions with a keen eye toward achieving their core business objectives. Clients have come to rely on the combination of responsiveness and attention to detail that enables Jon to uncover salient facts and arguments and leverage them for creative legal solutions.

Jon serves as vice chair of the firm's Franchise Practice Group. He is also the pro bono coordinator for the Washington office, managing and providing legal assistance to underprivileged and underrepresented individuals within the community.

Experience in Action

  • Advising franchise clients on full a range of issues, from day-to-day business matters to complex multi-party lawsuits. He has represented clients throughout the U.S. in both state and federal courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums, including before the AAA, JAMS and USA&M.
  • Counseling automotive industry clients on large-scale dealer network initiatives, dealer improvement and incentive programs, and standards and policy implementation.
  • 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.

Professional Recognitions

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®  "Rising Stars" (2019-2020)
  • Franchise Times "Legal Eagle" (2024-present)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
  • ABA Forum on Franchising, member
  • International Franchise Association, member
  • Falls Church Kiwanis Little League, coach and manager

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