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Heyl, Jonathan


Phone: +1 704-384-2625
Fax: +1 704-384-2909
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Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
2 West Washington Street
Suite 1100
Greenville, South Carolina,
USA, 29601
Phone: +1 864 751-7600
Fax: +1 864 751-7800
http://www.smithmoorelaw.com
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Heyl, Jonathan


Jon Heyl has a civil litigation practice, with a focus on commercial matters.  He has participated in the representation of a number of large banking, professional, insurance, and corporate clients in state and federal court in North Carolina and other jurisdictions.  His practice has included a range of matters involving legal malpractice, commercial disputes, fiduciary litigation, administrative hearings relating to motor vehicle franchising disputes, financial services litigation, and large-scale antitrust litigation.  His experience also includes tort litigation, in which he has served as first-chair trial counsel in cases tried to jury verdicts.

Education

  • J.D., with high honors, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., with honors, East Carolina University

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Tax Court

Academic Honors

  • Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 1997-1998
  • Order of the Coif, University of North Carolina

Achievements

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.), Antitrust Law, 2010-2011
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Antitrust, 2009-2011

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Co-Chair, State-wide 4ALL Task Force Campaign, North Carolina Bar Association, 2009-2010
  • Chair, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2008-2009
    • Council Officer, 2003-2009
  • Chair, Membership Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2007-2008
  • Joint Diversity Task Force, North Carolina Bar Association, 2007-2008
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Division
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mecklenburg Bar Association

Recent Cases

  • Hapgood v. US Airways, Inc., defense of putative class action involving claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Bank of America v. McCracken, et al., fiduciary litigation involving administration of trust
  • New Baltimore Garage, Inc. v. Navistar, Inc., motor vehicle manufacturer-dealer dispute
  • Triad Medical Group Inc. v. Wachovia, financial services litigation relating to interest rate swap derivatives
  • Bank of America Corp., et al. v. Swiss Re International SE, commercial insurance dispute involving coverage for WorldCom, Inc. and Enron Corp. class action settlements
  • DeLoach, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., antitrust class action brought by hundreds of thousands of tobacco growers and quota holders relating to federal tobacco program and auction system
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. Philip Morris Inc., antitrust action involving retail merchandising incentive program
  • Piedmont Institute of Pain Mgmt., et al. v. Staton Fdn., et al., professional malpractice action involving establishment of charitable trusts
  • Stewart v. Larco Constr. Co., et al., tort litigation tried to jury verdict
  • Giurintano v. Williams, tort litigation tried to jury verdict
  • Huszar v. Shore, tort litigation tried to jury verdict

Publications

  • "Breach of Contract Claims Under Chapter 75" – Antitrust News, March 2005
  • "Brown v. Pro Football, Inc.:  Pulling a Tarp of Antitrust Immunity over the Entire Playing Field and Leaving the Game," 75 N.C. L. Rev. 1030 (1997)
  • "Bedrick v. Travelers Ins. Co.:  The Fourth Circuit's Continued Attempt to Work with the 'Doctrinal Hash' of the Standard of Review in ERISA Benefit-Denial Cases," 75 N.C. L. Rev. 2382 (1997)

Practice Area
  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation Litigation
Practice Areas
  • Competition and Anti-Trust
  • Litigation & ADR
Language Skills
  • English