Jonathan Cone is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Government Contracts groups. His practice centers on the intersection of government contracts and white collar crime, with a focus on government investigations, regulatory enforcement and litigation under the False Claims Act. Jon's experience is in procurement compliance– investigating compliance with procurement statutes and regulations and defending allegations of procurement fraud and False Claims Act violations.
- Defending a government contractor in federal district court in a qui tam lawsuit relating to allegations of False Claims Act violations.
- Conducting an internal investigation of procurement compliance for a confidential corporate client relating to allegations of employee misconduct and potential False Claims Act implications.
- Representing a government contractor in connection with an investigation by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service relating to allegations of procurement fraud.
- Representing a confidential corporate client in connection with an investigation by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia relating to allegations of procurement fraud.
- Conducting an internal investigation in China for a confidential corporate client relating to alleged antitrust violations.
- Authoring an amicus curie brief about the False Claims Act for the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Conducting an internal investigation for a government contractor relating to allegations of improper payments made to public officials.
- Successfully defending a favorable judgment – the complete dismissal of a False Claims Act qui tam complaint – in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Jon was a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as well as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He also practiced as an associate at another law firm before returning to government practice.
Jon earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated cum laude and was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. He received his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.