Jonathan J. Faust is a Partner in Wilson Keadjian Browndorf, LLP’s New York office. After 25 years as a successful general commercial litigator at an Am-Law 100 law firm, Jon brings to WKB extensive trial and appellate experience, in both state and federal court. Jon’s practice also includes mediation and arbitration. He is an accomplished business advisor, who serves as the outside general counsel and sounding board to clients — helping them navigate through volatile currents to clear seas no matter the nature of their concerns. Jon’s legal and business insights are burnished by his additional experience as the Senior Counsel to the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, Switzerland; as General Counsel to Fast Track Nutrition; and as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Jon’s practice includes civil disputes of every size and nature, across industries as varied as Fashion & Apparel, Construction, Information Technology, Real Estate, Banking and Waste Management. He regularly handles contract and employment matters, and cost-effectively represents the individual principals of clients in smaller, personal matters pending in New York Civil Court. As a representative example of the breadth of Jon’s practice, he successfully defended a foreign sovereign central bank against a putative class action pending in Federal Court in Illinois, involving complicated claims based on international law in which the plaintiffs sought damages that exceeded 40% of Hungary’s GDP.
Jon is a well-known and respected thought leader, having lectured generations of future movers and shakers at Columbia Law School in New York, the University of Michigan Law School, and at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary.
At his prior firm, Jon was the partner directly responsible for recruiting recently graduated law students and integrating them into permanent associate positions. He also was a partner member of that firm’s Attorney Retention Committee tasked with identifying and imporving quality-of-life issues.
Jon’s dynamic leadership, energy and “can-do” attitude carries over into his other pursuits. Jon is the Commissioner of, and a volunteer firefighter (Lieutenant) in, the Greenville Fire District. He is also a member of the Edgemont Union Free School District School Board, one of the country’s top performing public schools. Jon plays soccer and softball, and trains in combat sports.
When Jon takes on a matter, his clients reap the benefit of his considerable knowledge, experience and intense personal investment. Jon has a consistent track record of success and cost-effectively realizing his clients’ goals.