Jonathan Misk is an associate in the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Litigation practice groups at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. His practice focuses on assisting multinational corporations in reviewing their internal compliance efforts, conducting anti-corruption and internal investigations in the context of inquiries by internal departments and government regulators, and undertaking third-party due diligence reviews.
Jonathan has defended corporations involved in major products liability actions as well as professional liability and employment litigation. He has participated in all phases of litigation—including pre-trial investigations, discovery, depositions, pleadings and motion practice, and jury trials—in complex cases involving claims for strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty, fraud, conspiracy, and punitive damages. He has also advised clients on strategy for settlement and has participated in settlement negotiations.
Jonathan maintains an active pro bono practice, taking depositions for the New York City Law Department and successfully representing clients in administrative matters before the Social Security Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as in asylum, entertainment, voting rights, housing, landlord-tenant, and family matters. He previously represented clients through the Clemency Project, seeking commutations of lengthy mandatory minimum sentences stemming from non-violent drug offenses that were handed down under since-revised sentencing guidelines.
American Bar Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
New York State Bar Association
Carole W. Nimaroff & Jonathan N. Misk, Beware Biosimilars: Complex Product Liability Questions for Complex Large-Molecule Biologics, DRI: For the Defense (Sept. 2016).
Carole W. Nimaroff & Jonathan N. Misk, Recent Case Law Applying the Arsenal of Powerful and Strategic Defense Mechanisms for Avoiding Protracted Litigation, DRI: Rx for the Defense, vol. 24 issue 2 (Apr. 15, 2016).
Co-presenter, Best Practices for Preservation of Issues for Appeal, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Nov. 20, 2015
Standardizing the Principles of International Election Observation, 43 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 763 (2010).
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Representation of major, European-based multinational corporation in connection with anti-corruption internal investigations and compliance reviews
Representation of Lorillard Tobacco Co. in smoking-and-health litigation in Florida state and federal court, including as lead legal issues associate
Cohen v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 50 2009 CA 004042 XXXXMB (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct. July 10, 2013): Drafted portions of a post-trial motion resulting in an order granting a new trial based on inappropriate conduct of the plaintiff's counsel and resulting confusion over statute of limitations issues
Representation of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in federal court litigation arising out of injuries allegedly caused by the plaintiff’s ingestion of diet drugs
Tersigni v. Wyeth LLC, No. 1:11-cv-10466-RGS (D. Mass. Aug. 4, 2014): Served as lead legal issues associate on behalf of Pfizer in diet drug litigation resulting in the first complete defense verdict in a diet drugs case in which the jury considered both liability and causation issues simultaneously
Representation of multinational accounting firm in accountants’ liability litigation resulting in settlement
Representation of non-profit public radio network in employment litigation terminated via successful motion for summary judgment
Representation of clients resulting in settlement of child custody cases and landlord-tenant disputes
Representation of a client resulting in an award of full Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration
Representation of a client resulting in an award of full benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Representation of a client resulting in the grant of asylum for a Cameroonian refugee and his family fleeing political persecution