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Jon Direnfeld is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office focused on defending tech and data-driven companies against enforcement actions involving critical online and offline sales & marketing activities.
Jon’s enforcement work informs his counseling practice, where he regularly helps clients navigate the patchwork of federal and state “consumer protection” rules and regulations, including statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), state AGs, and local district attorneys.
Jon also has substantial expertise in other government enforcement matters, including defending global criminal cartel investigations and antitrust merger investigations. He has also developed an innovative approach to assisting clients maximize recoveries in affirmative price-fixing litigation.
Jon also provides strategic public policy counseling to clients on competition matters before Congress and executive branch agencies. During law school, Jon worked as a Government Relations Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group at the law firm of Collier Shannon Scott PLLC. He also served as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Chairman Patrick J. Leahy.
Investigations and Enforcement Actions by Consumer Protection Agencies:
Consumer Class Actions
Antitrust Litigation and Investigations