Overview

Jon Janow is a litigation partner in Kirkland's Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts, including representing clients in various commercial, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation matters. Jon also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a significant focus on representing unaccompanied immigrant children in state and federal court. Prior to joining Kirkland, Jon served as a law clerk to Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Magistrate Judge Alan Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

Note, "Make Time for Equal Time: Can the Equal Time Rule Survive a Jon Stewart Media Landscape?," 76 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1073, 2008

Recognition

Named as Kids In Need of Defense's (KIND) Pro Bono Attorney of the Month (Jan. 2012)

Recipient, Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Connecticut
  • 2009New York
  • 2011District of Columbia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Education

  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Highest Honors2008

    Order of the Coif

    Production Editor, The George Washington Law Review

  • University of MarylandB.A., Government and Politicsmagna cum laude 2002
    Phi Beta Kappa