University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 2002, Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 2001-02
Duke University, B.A., 1995
Jon Krisko represents clients in complex, business-related litigation, which includes health care, government and regulatory investigations, class actions, technology and trade secrets, and product liability matters. His experience includes trials, arbitrations and appeals in federal and state courts.
Jon has represented public and private companies and individuals in high-stakes contractual and commercial disputes. His representations include multiparty cases, and mass and class actions in federal court, bankruptcy court and the North Carolina Business Court. In addition, Jon regularly counsels business clients as outside general counsel and oversees internal and government investigations. Jon serves as the co-chair of the firm's Litigation Department, as well as the co-chair of its Government and Internal Investigations Practice Group.
Given the stakes and complexity of the matters Jon handles, his practice involves establishing substantial relationships with clients and a deep understanding of his clients’ industry, competitive landscape and business objectives.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, commercial litigation, litigation - banking and finance, litigation - insurance, litigation - intellectual property, 2017-23; Charlotte Litigation - Insurance Lawyer of the Year, 2018, 2020
- Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, litigation, 2015-23
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, business litigation, 2010-22
- Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021
- Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2012
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2002-03
Represented largest health care provider in the Carolinas in securing denial of preliminary injunctive relief in action brought by public company related to $100 million anesthesiology contract.
Represented physician executive in securing denial of efforts by major Carolinas health system to enjoin his employment by system’s competitor.
Represented major Carolinas health system in obtaining a denial of injunctive relief that sought to compel system to administer non-FDA approved therapies for COVID-19.
Represented major Carolinas health system in obtaining the dismissal of a class action case brought under ERISA.
Represented CEO of medical laboratory defending against claims by bankruptcy trustee of former lab company against CEO and other corporate officers that sought recovery on False Claims Act theories asserting violation of federal and state medical lab regulatory restrictions.
Represented Garlock Sealing Technologies in a trial to estimate the company’s aggregate liability for personal injury claims and related proceedings. The case was one of the nation’s most closely watched product liability cases, and it resulted in a ruling accepting the position of the company and rejecting the position of personal injury claimants who contended liability exceeded $1 billion.
Represented groups of and individual professional athletes in the investigation and prosecution of investment advisers, successfully recovering investments on clients' behalf. Evidence developed in the investigation was used by federal prosecutors to obtain criminal convictions of responsible investment advisers.
Represented individual creditors and appointed as creditor group counsel in successful multiparty litigation and negotiation in the North Carolina Business Court and a related bankruptcy.
Assisted health care technology company, including cooperation with federal authorities, in the investigation and recovery of bank wire fraud activity.
Advised client in investigating and responding to grand jury subpoena seeking information related to international and domestic business transactions.
Represented publicly traded broker-dealer, obtaining a full defense verdict in suit claiming millions of dollars in damages on allegations of breach of contract and fraud.
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- Oct. 17, 2019
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- Aug. 15, 2019
- Jan. 28, 2019
- Nov. 16, 2018
- Aug. 15, 2018
- July 6, 2018
- Jan. 30, 2018
- Nov. 2, 2017
- Eight Named “Lawyer of the Year”Aug. 16, 2017
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Nov. 9, 2016
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- May 9, 2016
- March 18, 2016
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Oct. 21, 2015
- Sept. 22, 2015
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Jan. 21, 2015
- Dec. 26, 2014
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm for Fifth Consecutive YearOct. 29, 2014
- Feb. 3, 2014
- Jan. 21, 2014
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Feb. 21, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 23, 2012
- Seven Shareholders Included Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in the Top 10Jan. 21, 2011
- Jan. 1, 2011
- Forty-Six Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Stars for 2010Jan. 28, 2010
- June 23, 2022
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Via webinarMay 21, 2021
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- In ERISA Class Actions, Defendants Should Take a Close Look At Whether Article III Standing Issues Could Lead to Early AdjudicationApril 5, 2022Class Actions Brief Blog
- Jan. 26, 2021Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- June 2009Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors, 2010-12
- North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Committee, 2006-11
- Leadership Charlotte, Class 33
- Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Active Duty, 1995-99