Jonathan Fombonne is a litigation partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP with broad experience in complex commercial litigation and appeals. Jonathan has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country in a variety of matters, including breach of contract and fraud, antitrust, securities and shareholder litigation, and consumer class actions. Jonathan’s practice also extends to government and internal investigations. In addition, Jonathan regularly uses his litigation experience to advise transactional attorneys on potential litigation risks associated with transactions. Jonathan maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing civil rights organizations in litigation and appeals, and immigration work.

Before entering private practice, Jonathan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


Memberships & Affiliations

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Houston Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Texas
  • 2014New York


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • English
  • French


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2012

    Managing Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law

    Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot, Semi-Finalist

    Campbell Moot Court, Quarter-Finalist

  • Swarthmore CollegeB.A., Political Sciencewith Honors2005