Jonathan M. Diaz is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Diaz represents both corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. Since joining the firm, his work has primarily involved civil litigation dealing with copyright and trademark-related matters, as well as representing clients involved with complex criminal and civil investigations. In 2017, Mr. Diaz was part of a trial team that obtained a $13.15 million dollar jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in favor of the Estate of Elaine Steinbeck, the late wife of the author John Steinbeck, based on unlawful interference with the Estate’s rights to exploit Mr. Steinbeck’s works.
In addition to his commercial practice, Mr. Diaz maintains a robust pro bono practice focused primarily on litigation involving access to justice and the political process and representation of an individual juvenile client in immigration proceedings. Mr. Diaz co-wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association in Walker v. City of Calhoun, GA before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit challenging a Georgia municipality’s money-bail system.
Mr. Diaz received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2016. During law school, he was the co-editor-in-chief of the seventh volume of the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and participated in the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he counseled pro bono clients on issues related to privacy, technology and intellectual property law. He also served as an executive board member of La Alianza, the Harvard Latino Law Students Association.
Mr. Diaz graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami in 2013 with a B.B.A. in Legal Studies. He currently serves as a member of the University of Miami Young Alumni Leadership Council.
Mr. Diaz is admitted to practice in the state of New York.