Jonas R McDavit

Partner at Desmarais LLP

Jonas R McDavit is an IP litigation partner at Desmarais LLP, focusing on patent infringement and antitrust litigation. Mr McDavit is a former submarine officer in the US Navy. Following his naval career and law school, Mr McDavit joined the IP department in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s New York office.

In 2010 Mr McDavit joined John Desmarais and Alan Kellman at Desmarais. He was the first associate at the firm and the first associate to be made a partner.

Mr McDavit has represented and counselled clients in cases involving a broad range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, photo imaging equipment, chemical processes, telecommunications technology and pharmaceuticals. He has also served as pro bono counsel in a variety of matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, Freedom of Information Act litigation and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits appeals.


  • Georgetown University Law Centre, JD, cum laude, 2006; senior articles editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • University of Notre Dame, BA, government, magna cum laude, 1996; student academic commissioner

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Desmarais LLP
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New York NY 10169
United States

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