Jon Sasser grew up on a Union County farm, and learned to practice law on Park Avenue. He represents businesses, often Fortune 500 companies, in complex corporate disputes. For the last four years, he has been voted by his peers as one of the Super Lawyers’ top ten lawyers in North Carolina (ranked in the top three in 2013 and 2014).
In the past months, he has tried a $1.8 billion case in federal court, tried an international arbitration in Philadelphia, successfully argued against a preliminary injunction that would have prevented a Fortune 20 client from consummating an $80 million transaction, won a jury verdict, and argued against the media's efforts to obtain a client's cell phone records. In trying multi-week jury trials in federal and state court, and arguing numerous appeals in the Fourth Circuit and the appellate courts of North Carolina, he has obtained for his clients a $57 million verdict for corporate espionage (North Carolina's largest verdict of 2008), injunctions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a leading decision under the Electronic Communications and Privacy Act, a decision overturning the election of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff, a decision governing the SEC's jurisdiction over matters punished by the NASD, a North Carolina precedent restricting who may sue for contamination, a $275,000 settlement for a 64-year-old woman banished from public property for alleged "dirty dancing," a $2.5 million jury verdict in a single-family drinking water case, a reversal of a death sentence, a $500,000 contempt citation against a New York Times bureau chief, and a decision allowing the Ten Commandments to be displayed in a courtroom.