A rising star

Jon has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2015.

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Employment law experience

As part of his diverse litigation practice, Jon has had significant experience in employment law issues, representing clients in a variety of high stakes employment litigation including ERISA fiduciary duty litigation and employment discrimination matters.

Serving the community

Jon serves on the board of the Homeless Advocacy Project, a legal nonprofit that advocates on behalf of homeless individuals and families.

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Jon Cochran has represented individuals, financial institutions, and corporations in a wide range of complex matters including ERISA and employment disputes, fiduciary duty litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage and contract disputes. Jon has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star for the past two years and authored several chapters in the 2017 edition of Lexis Nexis’ Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jan DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010 – 2011) and the Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2011 – 2012).

Jon is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he received the Francis Wayland Prize for Litigation and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington and Lee University.

Jon maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the board of the Homeless Advocacy Project, a legal services organization that provides advocacy and representation to homeless individuals and families. In addition to his long-running work on behalf of homeless clients, Jon has also worked on a successful prisoner civil rights litigation, as well as civil rights litigation under the Pennsylvania state constitution.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of an investment banking firm defending allegations related to ERISA’s fiduciary duty rules.
  • Representation of a large regional employer in defense of numerous personal injury suits, including a suit brought by a former employee where Hangley Aronchick prevailed on a motion for summary judgment arguing that plaintiff’s claims were barred by the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act.
  • Representation of Pennsylvania judges in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania’s mandatory retirement age.

Publications

Chapter Author, Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, Lexis-Nexis, January 2017 (edited by the Honorable Daniel J. Anders and Bobby Ochoa, III) (with John S. Stapleton)

Honors & Awards

Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2015 and 2016

Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Co-Editor-in-Chief, 2009 – 10

Francis Wayland Prize for Litigation

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