We are proud to announce three new partners in our litigation, corporate, and regulatory practice groups.
Harris Sliwoski’s New Partners
Jonathan Bench (Salt Lake City – Partner) Jonathan chairs the firm’s international transactions group and is the managing attorney of the Salt Lake City office. Jonathan was for three straight years awarded a Corporate Law Rising Star recognition from Super Lawyers followed by two International Law Rising Star awards.
Jonathan is also on the board of directors for World Trade Center Utah. His clientele stretches across the globe and is represented in various industries, mainly relating to China, foreign direct investment, and web3. Jonathan has worked and consulted in the U.S., Asia, and South America, and he is fluent in Chinese and Cantonese and is adding Spanish to his language capabilities as more companies develop their China +1 strategy involving LatAm. Jonathan enjoys helping founders and companies navigate emerging and difficult industries, especially in cross-border projects. He is an expert in the fast-moving and complex web3 ecosystem, mostly focusing on business and regulatory issues surrounding decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), smart contracts, decentralized finance (DeFi), cryptocurrencies, coins, and tokens, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Jesse Mondry (Portland – Partner) is a litigator who represents individuals and businesses in commercial litigation matters that range from business torts, closely held company disputes, to a wide range of contract matters. Jesse recently won a 10-day jury trial in an $8 million dollar case involving the purported merger of over 20 California and Oregon companies. Mondry has over a decade of experience representing small businesses as well as Fortune 100 companies in litigation matters. His strategic and results-oriented approach to litigation has led to numerous positive outcomes for clients.
Griffen Thorne (Los Angeles – Partner) is a corporate attorney who represents clients in business acquisitions and dispositions, real estate transactions, equity and debt finance transactions, technology, and intellectual property transactions, and on regulatory and licensing matters. For the third year in a row, Super Lawyers chose Griffen as a California Rising Star, and he was also chosen to the Top 200 Global Psychedelic Lawyers and Policy & Regulatory Experts list two years running.
Since joining Harris Sliwoski in 2018, Griffen has helped hundreds of clients navigate highly regulated industries, such as cannabis, hemp, and healthcare. He represents businesses of all types and sizes, from startups to public companies with global footprints.