Jon has focused his practice, both during his time in government and in private practice, on helping clients successfully navigate a wide range of thorny and complex civil and regulatory issues. Whether assisting advertisers in compliance with federal and state consumer protection and product labelling laws, advising management teams on the regulatory thicket of federal and state employment laws, or guiding individuals and businesses through tough disputes, Jon helps to shape and achieve legal objectives with a combination of thoughtful analysis, tactical know-how, and when necessary, powerful advocacy. Jon has successfully litigated cases before administrative agencies, state and federal trial courts, and appellate courts, but is also well-versed in alternative dispute resolution and understands that many issues can and should be resolved through thoughtful advocacy and creative problem-solving.
Before joining Dunkiel Saunders, Jon served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, where he guided state agencies, officials and employees through a variety of disputes in the state and federal courts. He regularly litigated employment, civil rights and constitutional claims (including claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983), helped resolve contract and commercial disputes, and represented state officials in a number of high-profile matters. At the appellate level, Jon litigated cases at the Vermont Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in one case securing a precedent-setting victory in a class action Fair Labor Standards Act case involving a substantial issue of state sovereign immunity.
Jon started his career at another prominent Burlington law firm, where he represented national and local businesses in labor and employment disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies (including the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board) and advised management clients on all aspects of workplace law.
Jon lives in Burlington with his wife and young daughter. Over the past year, he has spent an inordinate amount of time pushing a stroller around Oakledge Park and enjoying sunsets over Lake Champlain. Usually, though, in his free time he can be found cycling at a modest pace around Vermont or, in winter, chasing powder in the mountains.
Board of Directors, KidSafe Collaborative
NEWS, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Presenter, Legal Issues in Physician Employment, Vermont Bar Association 138th Annual Meeting
“What Businesses Need To Know About The New Vt. GMO Law,” Law360 (May 31, 2016)
Jon Rose was quoted by the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus in an article about business preparations ahead of the effective date of Vermont’s GMO labelling law.
Presenter, State Sovereign Immunity: Nuts, Bolts and More, Vermont Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting
Presenter, Immunities in Constitutional Litigation, Vermont Attorney General’s Office
Instructor, Officer Liability, Vermont Police Academy
Presenter, Electronically Stored Information in Civil Discovery, Technology for Attorneys, Vermont Attorney General’s Office
Contributing Editor, The Fair Labor Standards Act, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law (Supp. 2009)
In the past, regularly presented on Labor & Employment Law subjects at private client seminars
HONORS & AWARDS
Vermont Law School, Learned Hand Award for Academic Excellence (2006)
RECENT CO-AUTHORED POSTS
- Jon Rose Presenting at 138th VBA Meeting
- Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Likely Preempted by New Federal Law
- Jon Rose provides expert commentary on Vt. GMO labeling law for national legal publication Law360; quoted in Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus
- Employer Alert: New DOL Rule Greatly Expands Overtime Eligibility
- Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law: The Basics
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