Jonathan T. Tan


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  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Articles & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2014
  • University of Virginia, BA, Foreign Affairs, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2011
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Jon’s practice focuses on defending clients in product liability, multidistrict, and class action litigation.            

Before joining McGuireWoods, Jon clerked for the Honorable Mark S. Davis, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Jon graduated first in his law school class, and he served as an Articles & Comments Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review.  At graduation, he received the T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award, which is presented to the graduating student who made the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.  During law school, Jon also received CALI Awards for Excellence in the study of fourteen subjects, including Products Liability, Federal Courts, Civil Litigation, Civil Procedure, Remedies, and Legislation & Regulation.

Jonathan Tan
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Co-author, "“Receipt By the Defendant”: Finding More Time to Perfect Removal After Service Through a Statutory Agent," 13 Strictly Speaking, No. 3, 2016
Co-author, To Port or Starboard? Why the Supreme Court Might Provide Direction to Those Navigating Choice-of-Law Questions in Maritime-Lien Cases, 46 J. Mar. L. & Comm. 395, 2015
Author, Nonprofit Organizations, For-Profit Corporations, and the HHS Mandate: Why the Mandate Does Not Satisfy RFRA’s Requirements, 47 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1301, 2013
Panelist, "Challenges in the Forensic Evaluation of Pediatric Mild TBI," American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Annual Meeting, October 2015