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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 has included matters involving health care, product liability, technology, and government and regulatory investigations. 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. He serves as co-chair of the firm's Government and Internal Investigations Practice Group.

Jon recently represented Atrium Health in successfully resisting attempts by Mednax to enjoin termination of a $100 million anesthesiology contract. In a separate matter, he represented Atrium Health in securing the dismissal of a class action brought under ERISA.

Jon was also trial counsel to Garlock Sealing Technologies in a nationally reported decision that accepted Garlock's estimate of responsibility for product liability claims and rejected the opponents' estimate that exceeded $1 billion.

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, 2017-22; Charlotte Litigation - Insurance Lawyer of the Year, 2018, 2020
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, litigation, 2015-21
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, business litigation, 2010-21
  • 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



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Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors, 2010-12
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Committee, 2006-11

Community Affiliations

  • Leadership Charlotte, Class 33
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Active Duty, 1995-99
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