2019 Speakers

Jonathan Watkins



Jonathan Watkins represents public and private businesses and financial institutions in complex litigation and white-collar investigations. His practice covers antitrust and other competition-related litigation; disputes involving complex financial benchmarks and instruments; securities, derivative, and other shareholder actions; M&A-related litigation; suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate directors; and government and internal investigations. Jonathan has represented clients at trial in federal and state courts across the country and before several federal and state appellate courts.

Jonathan’s white collar practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporate clients in investigations by regulators, prosecutors, and enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice and United States Attorneys’ offices, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve.

Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he earned the Fordham Law School Prize, served as a Member of the Fordham Law Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. Jonathan began his career with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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