Jonathan C. Bond is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of its Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.
Mr. Bond has briefed more than twenty cases in the Supreme Court of the United States at the certiorari or merits stages, and more than thirty cases in other federal and state appellate courts, involving issues of constitutional law, administrative law, employee benefits, telecommunications, foreign sovereign immunity, securities, class actions, and intellectual property, among others. He also has argued appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for the First and District of Columbia Circuits and in the Arizona Court of Appeals, addressing questions of federal preemption, employee benefits, telecommunications, administrative law, and federal-court abstention doctrines.
Representative Supreme Court matters include:
- Bank Markazi v. Peterson (2016) – Represented victims of state-sponsored terrorism (including 1983 Beirut Marine Corps barracks bombing) who hold judgments against the government of Iran in defeating separation-of-powers challenge to federal statute enabling execution against nearly $2 billion in assets.
- Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust (2016) – Represented creditors in successful challenge to Puerto Rico's municipal-bankruptcy legislation as preempted by federal bankruptcy law.
- NLRB v. Noel Canning (2014) – Represented 45 Senators in landmark separation-of-powers case successfully challenging recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
- Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (2014) – Secured unanimous ruling in patent dispute overturning Federal Circuit's standard for indefiniteness of patent claims.
Representative matters in other federal and state appellate courts include:
- Kobold v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 239 Ariz. 259 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2016), review denied, No. CV-16-0082-PR (Ariz. 2016) – Represented insurance carrier providing benefits for federal workers under contract with Office of Personnel Management in successfully challenging state antisubrogation law as preempted by federal statute.
- The Tennis Channel, Inc. v. FCC, 827 F.3d 137 (D.C. Cir. 2016), and Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. FCC, 717 F.3d 982 (D.C. Cir. 2013) – Prevailed twice on appeal on behalf of cable provider in dispute over terms of carriage for cable programming.
- EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., 782 F.3d 753 (6th Cir. 2015) (en banc) – Secured rehearing en banc and victory before en banc court on behalf of employer in litigation regarding telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Coquina Investments v. TD Bank, N.A., 760 F.3d 1300 (11th Cir. 2014) – Successfully defended multimillion-dollar verdict and sanctions in fraud suit arising from massive Ponzi scheme.
- Time Warner Cable, Inc. v. FCC, 729 F.3d 137 (2d Cir. 2013) – Represented National Cable & Telecommunications Association in successful challenge to federal regulation authorizing temporary "standstills" of program-carriage terms during administrative proceedings before FCC.
- Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. von Drehle Corp., 710 F.3d 527 (4th Cir. 2013) – Secured vacatur of adverse post-trial ruling and reinstatement of jury verdict in long-running trademark-infringement litigation.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Bond served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He graduated with highest honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he received the John Bell Larner Award for the highest cumulative grade point average, served as Senior Articles Editor of the George Washington Law Review, and with his teammate won the Jacob Burns Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Bond earned a master's degree with Distinction from University College London, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar and was awarded the Best Dissertation and Student of the Year prizes. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Grove City College.
Mr. Bond is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.