Jonathan S. Nesher, Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2743
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jonathan S. Nesher is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm's Corporate Group. His practice mainly includes representing public and private companies in domestic and international mergers, as well as stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, carve-out transactions, private equity investments, venture capital financings, reorganizations, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, securities transactions, securities regulatory filings, and corporate compliance and governance issues. Jon also represents clients on start-up and formation matters, debt financings, and general commercial contracting, including outsourcing arrangements and government contracts. Along with advising clients on corporate matters, Jon also has experience counseling clients on emerging risks related to autonomous vehicles, internet-of-things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Jon’s focus on client service was recognized in his selection to the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leaders Award. 

Prior to practicing law in Washington, D.C., Jon practiced corporate law in New York and London. He also spent a substantial amount of time in Israel, where he served as senior legal and strategic advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Jon received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was submissions editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, and his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where he was a King’s College Scholar and the recipient of the Hurst Prize for Law.

Prior to attending law school, Jon served as commander of a naval warship in the Israel Defense Forces, earning the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the IDF Naval Academy, the IDF College of Advanced Naval Command, and the IDF Special Forces Training Installation.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Coming to America: Corporate Law Considerations Applicable to Investments in the United States," International Law Institute (October 23, 2017). Speakers: Richard B. Holbrook Jr. and Jonathan Nesher.

Firm News & Announcements

Jul.11.2018 Crowell & Moring’s Jennifer Ray, Jonathan Nesher Named M&A Advisor 'Emerging Leaders'
Jan.04.2018 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel
Dec.08.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises GigCapital, Inc. on $125 Million IPO
Nov.28.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Novume Solutions in Acquisition of NeoSystems
Oct.26.2017 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Novume Solutions in Acquisition of Global Technical Services and Global Contract Professionals
Oct.14.2016 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Firm for Serving Latin America by Latinvex
Oct.10.2016 Crowell & Moring's Pro Bono Efforts in D.C. Honored by DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
May.05.2016 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring’s Team Represents OpenText in its $100 Million Dollar Acquisition of ANXe Business Corp.