Jon Cieslak is an attorney at the law firm Cooley LLP focusing his practice on matters such as complex business litigation, white collar & regulatory defense, criminal defense, antitrust & unfair competition litigation, commercial class action litigation, consumer class actions, false claims act, and commercial contracts disputes.
His clients include companies and individuals facing criminal sanctions in state and federal court in matters such as the Sherman Act prosecutions & investigations, criminal fraud, and the False Claims Act.
He has brought positive outcomes for his clients in several high profile cases. He has represented corporate executives, big corporations, and government officials in noteworthy cases.
He has obtained dismissal of all claims against his client PRIDE Industries in a case where the competitor alleged antitrust conspiracy in government procurement program.
Jon Cieslak has successfully defended Airline Tariff Publishing Co. against such claims that it conspired with three major airlines to raise prices on flights. He defeated a preliminary injunction and obtaining dismissal of the complaint in this case.
While defending a government contractor in False Claims Act prosecution, he negotiated the deferred prosecution agreement and won dismissal of all charges.
Attorney Cieslak has obtained the membership of professional associations such as American Inns of Court, San Diego County Bar Association, and State Bar of California.
He has represented a corporate executive on a motion to withdraw guilty plea related to money laundering prosecution in a contested evidentiary hearing and obtained withdrawal of guilty plea as well as the dismissal of all charges against his client.
Before joining his current law firm in 2011, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Jeffrey T. Miller at the US Southern District Court of California from 2009 to 2010.
He attended the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. While studying there, he served as articles editor of the UCLA Law Review and obtained his Juris Doctorate in the year 2009.
Jon Cieslak also won the Sanford M. Gage Award for excellence in evidence, torts, and trial practice. He completed his ABA from Princeton University in 1999.
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