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Jon-Michael Dougherty
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5574 jdougherty@cov.com Download V-card

Jon Dougherty advises clients on complex, high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts and in civil and criminal investigations by local, state, and federal governments.

Recently, Mr. Dougherty was the lead associate of a trial team that won total victory against the U.S. Government, as documented in The New York Times, Law360, and elsewhere. Mr. Dougherty participated at every level of the pre-trial and trial phases, including a cross examination of a key witness that heavily influenced the jury’s verdict.

  • Lead associate on a Covington team that won a jury trial for Efans Trading Corporation and Unicorn Tire Corporation in novel civil forfeiture case brought by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 
  • Lead associate on trial team contesting the development of a late-stage pharmaceutical product with billion-dollar market potential.
  • Participated in successful defense and settlement of multi-state consumer class action against consumer products and sales company, while simultaneously persuading government regulators that the company’s policies and practices were in line with market disclosure requirements.
  • For a legal support services provider, crafted litigation theory and authored winning motion to dismiss a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim.

Pro Bono

  • Won employment benefits claim challenging denial of benefits for wrongfully terminated employee.
  • Providing legal information and guidance for tenants and landlords appearing before the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Division, Landlord-Tenant Branch.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Georgetown Law Alumni Association
  • East Carolina University Alumni Association