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Jonathan K.M. Crawford

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Jonathan Crawford is Of Counsel, and has worked on a wide range of complex commercial and insurance litigation matters since joining Conrad O’Brien in 1997.  Prior to that, Jon worked for seven years as a litigation associate at Davis, Polk and Wardwell in New York City, after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School.

Jonathan Crawford is Of Counsel, and has worked on a wide range of complex commercial and insurance litigation matters since joining Conrad O’Brien in 1997.  Prior to that, Jon worked for seven years as a litigation associate at Davis, Polk and Wardwell in New York City, after graduating with honors from Harvard Law School.

Jon’s cases have included representing the Rohm and Haas Company (now a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Corporation) in a major environmental insurance coverage case, and representing a leading regional construction contractor in a successful suit to obtain insurance coverage for a serious construction accident in Atlantic City.

Among his other recent cases, Jon teamed with firm shareholder  Bob Feltoon in successfully defending IBM in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by a potential subcontractor under a “teaming agreement” between the parties in connection with a contract between IBM and the Defense Department.   The District Court dismissed all of the plaintiff’s claims, and the Third Circuit affirmed as to all except one of those claims, which was remanded.  Trianco, LLC v. IBM Corp., 466 F. Supp. 2d 600 (E.D. Pa. 2006), aff’d in part, 271 Fed. Appx. 198 (3d Cir. 2008).  The District Court subsequently granted IBM’s motion to dismiss the remaining claim and the Third Circuit upheld that decision, successfully ending the litigation.  583 F. Supp. 2d 649 (E.D. Pa. 2008), aff’d, 347 Fed. Appx. 808 (3d Cir. 2009).  Jon and Bob Feltoon again successfully defended IBM through trial in a lawsuit brought by an authorized reseller of IBM’s largest mainframes, which alleged that IBM had wrongfully favored a competing reseller in a competitive sales situation.  After achieving dismissal of all but one of the plaintiff’s claims, the case proceeded to trial.  GlassHouse Sys., Inc. v. IBM Corp., 607 F. Supp. 2d 709 (E.D. Pa. 2009) (dismissing all but two claims); id., 750 F. Supp. 2d 516 (E.D. Pa. 2010) (granting summary judgment on one of two remaining claims).  IBM prevailed at trial on the one remaining claim.  2011 WL 2937389 (E.D. Pa. July 20, 2011).

Jon and Bob Feltoon also represented the plaintiff-insured in a fire insurance coverage action in New Jersey State court, Joseph v. Bay State Ins. Co., No. CAM-L-4005-09. Jon and Bob obtained partial summary judgment in the insured’s favor on the basis that the insurance company had improperly named a dwelling loss “appraiser” who was not “disinterested” as required under New Jersey law.  After the court handed down additional favorable rulings for the insured, the parties settled.