Jon Hollis is a seasoned commercial litigator based in Woods Rogers’ Richmond, Va. office. Jon is part of the firm’s Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Appellate, and Real Estate Disputes practice groups and is Vice-Chair of the E‑Discovery practice.
His experience includes complex commercial litigation in a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis on real estate, title insurance, and banking. Jon also has significant experience representing parties in Chapter 11 cases and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.
In his role as Vice-Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery practice, Jon counsels businesses on all aspects of litigation holds, data collection and preservation, and review and production of electronically stored information (ESI). His experience leading significant discovery projects extends to complex litigation in state and federal courts and government investigations.
Prior to joining Woods Rogers in 2019, Jon was a partner in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of the international law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he practiced commercial litigation for over a decade. Before attending law school, he served in combat with the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan. His awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Ranger Tab.
Jon maintains an active pro bono practice representing disabled veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
During law school, Jon was Associate Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. He was a judicial intern for the Honorable Bernard J. Fried, New York State Supreme Court (2007), and the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips, United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (2006).
- Crye Precision LLC v. Bennettsville Printing, 755 Fed. App’x 34 (2d Cir. 2018) – Lead counsel for U.S. Government contractor in a successful defense against claims for breach of contract and Lanham Act violations relating to the plaintiff’s claimed intellectual property. Obtained summary judgment, subsequently affirmed on appeal, and award of attorneys’ fees totaling $367,000.
- New York Commercial Bank v. Pullo, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 520 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2013) – Successful representation of secured lender in litigation arising in the context of Chapter 11 bankruptcy of regional oil and gas distributor.
- Represented national title insurance company against federal and state law claims asserted by trustee appointed under confirmed Chapter 11 plan.
- Represented offshore trust in defense against Rule 2004 examination in Chapter 11 reorganization of corporate noteholder.
- Represented secured lender in litigation to establish priority of client’s mortgage lien against adverse claims of corporate insider.
Select examples of Jon’s pro bono work include the following:
- Prevailed on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based on the identification of new and material evidence of service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overlooked by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
- Won a significant victory on behalf of a combat infantryman with the U.S. Army in France during World War II who was awarded the Purple Heart after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg in 1944.