Jonathan G. Cedarbaum

Jon-Michael Foxworth is a staff attorney in the firm's WilmerHale Discovery Solutions department, focused on substantive and strategic areas of discovery for Litigation/Controversy matters. He joined the firm in 2006.

Mr. Foxworth focuses his practice on issues of e-discovery. Specifically, he works with other attorneys, litigation support coordinators, and paralegals in order to provide efficient and cost effective discovery in litigations and investigations. Staff attorneys on these teams manage matters to create smarter document review processes through strategic and tactical work from preservation to collection and through review and production. In this role they utilize the firm's internal review software as well as e-discovery vendors' review and analytical tools.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Foxworth was a contract attorney working with various legal staffing agencies in the Washington DC area. Previously, he was a research assistant for the National Center for State Courts, where he drafted responses to Supreme Court decision Republican Party v. White, concerning First Amendment limitations on a state's right to impartial judiciaries; researched innovative court programs; and wrote The Public Trust newsletter, focused on restoring public trust in the judiciary.

Before attending law school, Mr. Foxworth served as a litigation support specialist with Abacus Technology Corporation in Washington, DC, and also as a litigation paralegal with Rust Consulting in Arlington, Virginia.Jonathan Cedarbaum rejoined the firm in 2011 after spending two years in the leadership of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, where he ultimately served as Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office, which provides authoritative legal advice to the White House, the Attorney General, and all executive branch departments and agencies. Mr. Cedarbaum has a diverse litigation practice, focusing especially on False Claims Act, Administrative Procedure Act and international cases. He also counsels clients on regulatory matters and represents them before administrative agencies and congressional committees—particularly in the areas of data security and privacy, healthcare and financial services.


During his time at OLC, Mr. Cedarbaum was deeply involved in the development and early implementation of the Dodd-Frank and Affordable Care Acts. As a member of the Justice Department’s senior leadership and as a legal counselor to senior officials across the government, he was also involved in numerous other statutory and regulatory initiatives, including in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy, economic sanctions, procurement reform and energy development.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Cedarbaum did two additional stints at the Justice Department: two-and-a-half years as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel (1999-2002) and a year as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General (1997-1998). Mr. Cedarbaum has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2002-2003) and as a legislative assistant for a Member of Congress (1985-1986).

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Areas of Practice 1) Government and Regulatory Litigation, 2) False Claims Act, 3) Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation, 4) Intellectual Property Litigation, 5) Defense, 6) National Security and Government Contracts and 7) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Working Group
Law School Yale Law School, J.D.,1996
Education Harvard University, A.B.,1983
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm WilmerHale
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