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About Jon Fougner

Jon represents clients in shareholder, securities, and commercial matters. He has litigated in state and federal courts and arbitration, handled class and non-class cases, and worked at the trial and appellate level.

Before joining Freshfields, Jon focused on coordinated and multidistrict litigations, including antitrust disputes in the pharmaceutical, polyurethane, and telescope industries. During law school, he published a quantitative model for antitrust enforcement in the Yale Journal on Regulation, served as Projects Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and selected articles for the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.

Jon has been passionate about innovation since growing up near Silicon Valley. After college, he advised financial technology ventures at Goldman Sachs and helped build the social advertising platform at Facebook.  He has been granted patents for dispute-resolution software. He enjoys supporting entrepreneurs and has been an early investor in private companies in fintech, biotechnology, and space exploration. Jon also likes tennis and bringing his kids to hear live music.

Recent work

  • Represented an electric-vehicle charging network in a DGCL Section 205 petition following its de-SPAC.
  • Represented an electric-vehicle manufacturer on a DGCL Section 220 books-and-records demand.
  • Represented an information-technology company in merger-related litigation.
  • Advised a software company on jurisdictional issues in litigation.
  • Advised a software company on a commercial-contract negotiation.
  • Advised a hedge fund on contracting with sovereigns. 



  • J.D., Yale Law School

Judge Ralph Winter Prize (Law & Economics); William K.S. Wang Prize (Corporations) Fulbright Scholar, University of Oslo

  • B.A., Yale College

Summa cum laude; Distinction in Economics; Phi Beta Kappa; William Massee Prize (Economics); Saybrook College Fellows Prize

Bar admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California


  • Summer clerk to the Honorable Susan G. Braden, United States Court of Federal Claims