Jon Parritz has more than 30 years' experience handling complex litigation matters for individual and organizational clients in a wide variety of industries and professions, including insurance, banking, finance, manufacturing, retailing, computer forensics and digital storage, education, telecommunications, law, and medicine. He also serves as head of Maslon's Competitive Practices/Unfair Competition Litigation Group and is a member of its Business Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property Litigation Groups.
Jon devotes a substantial portion of his practice to litigation and counseling clients regarding issues pertaining to employment, executive compensation and benefits, wage and hour law, trade-secret protection, and enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
Jon appears often in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and in the courts of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and Dakota counties. Jon has argued cases in the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He has also been lead author of several briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, he has appeared by special permission in courts around the country, including most recently in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma.
Jon regularly handles arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other arbitration forums. He is an enrolled member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel of Arbitrators.
Before joining Maslon, Jon served as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Harry H. MacLaughlin, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
In 2008, Jon was named an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for his work in obtaining a precedent-setting class action verdict on behalf of hourly employees against Wal-Mart following a three-month trial.
He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory peer review for ethical standards and legal ability, that organization’s highest rating, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion on the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list in 2001-2003, 2006, and 2009-2018, a designation given to only 5% of Minnesota lawyers each year. He serves as a Blue Ribbon Panelist, which is a select group of lawyers chosen to help evaluate nominees for Minnesota Super Lawyers®.