Jon G. Shepherd

Jon G. Shepherd is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice. Mr. Shepherd focuses on antitrust and financial services litigation. In addition to numerous antitrust matters, he also has represented companies involved in class actions throughout the country, including securities litigation and deceptive and unfair trade practices claims.

Mr. Shepherd's representative experience includes:

Co-counsel representing cellular tower operator in antitrust and Lanham Act litigation
Lead counsel representing a group purchasing organization facing antitrust claims raised by disgruntled potential supplier that was denied a contract
Lead trial counsel defending a grocery store chain against the former CEO's claims for breach of contract and defamation, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of the client and recovering counterclaim damages of $2.3 million for breach of fiduciary duty
Lead trial counsel defending a wireless device manufacturer in breach of contract action, resulting in judgment for the defendant
Lead trial counsel successfully representing a claims settlement trust in a $30 million contract interpretation proceeding
Lead trial counsel for travel technology company; obtained multimillion dollar arbitration award for breach of contract
Lead trial counsel for Canadian software licensor in arbitration proceeding for breach of contract and obtained multimillion dollar award
Defended a commercial bakery in civil and criminal litigation of allegations that it conspired to fix prices for bread products sold in Texas
Lead counsel representing IT services provider in fraud and breach of contract action; obtained summary judgment for client
Represented a large chemical company in its challenge of the alleged monopolistic practices of several multinational corporations in the plastics manufacturing industry
Represented a vitamin manufacturer in its defense of class actions asserting claims of price fixing
Served as counsel for the defendant, a major newspaper publisher, in securities fraud class action litigation
Served as co-lead counsel for a defendant accounting firm in securities fraud class action litigation
Served as co-lead counsel representing a U.S. travel technology company in a breach of contract action; successfully obtained a settlement publicly reported to be $37 million
Member of trial team defending pizza restaurant chain in Lanham Act false advertising litigation
Served as lead counsel for an online travel booking service, and successfully resolved a class action lawsuit asserting claims under California unfair competition and consumer protection statutes
Served as lead trial counsel representing the defendant in a $60 million breach of contract adversary proceeding; successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of the client
Represented the plaintiff, a U.S. travel technology company, in successfully obtaining damages of $3 million for a breach of contract
Served as co-lead counsel and successfully represented the defendant, a travel holdings corporation, in an action by a competitor alleging antitrust violations and asserting other state law claims arising out of foreign joint venture
Defended a real estate investor as lead counsel, successfully challenging jurisdiction in a lawsuit asserting fraud, negligence and breach of contract claims
Served as appellate counsel for the defendant, a multinational technology and services conglomerate, in an employment discrimination matter; obtained a 50 percent reduction of the jury verdict
Represented a travel technology company in various state attorneys’ general investigations concerning advertising and related issues

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Antitrust, 3) Trade Regulation and Competition, 4) Class Action Litigation and Arbitration, 5) International Litigation and Arbitration and 6) Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance
Law School The University of Michigan Law School (J.D.,1992)
Admitted Year 1993
Education University of Northern Iowa (B.A.,1990)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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