Law School: Harvard Law School
College: Illinois Wesleyan University
* Challenging anticompetitive conduct by a state medical board under the federal antitrust laws.
* Represented large consumer manufacturer in antitrust defense of loyalty-discount pricing with retailers in federal court in the Northern District of California and a Federal Trade Commission investigation. Won summary judgment in the private antitrust lawsuit and the FTC dropped its multiyear investigation with no action.
* Won bench trial as first chair in fraud claims against client involving real-estate transactions and agency issues, with $2.5 million at stake.
* Represented defendants in several multijurisdictional antitrust actions in state and federal courts involving insurance, packaged ice, energy, food and financial industries.
Jarod Bona graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, where he was a John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow before clerking for Judge James B. Loken of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He then spent a dozen years with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., Minnesota and California before starting his own law firm in March 2014.
His practice is focused on antitrust, appellate, business litigation, and challenges to government conduct. He is also an award-winning writer, avid publisher, and the author of the blog, TheAntitrustAttorney.com.
Non-governmental adviser to the Unilateral Conduct Committee of the International Competition Network; American Bar Association; San Diego Bar Association; California Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Married to Mary Bona, who he met in Minneapolis during his federal appellate clerkship. They have one son, Oscar, and live in Rancho Santa Fe.