About Jonathan Frieden

Jonathan Frieden, Esq - E-Commerce Law, Corporate Lawyer, Litigation, M & A Attorney




Our Practice is located in Fairfax, VA - Serving Clients all over Northern Virginia - Areas like Reston, Herndon, Dulles, Ashburn, Leesburg, Gainesville, etc.




Jonathan Frieden is a principal in the firm's Litigation practice group where he tries and argues appeals in a variety of complex commercial disputes and criminal matters. His diverse civil practice encompasses intellectual property litigation, including trademark and copyright enforcement proceedings; the representation of management in employment discrimination claims; the defense of corporations against consumer claims; and a variety of commercial contract disputes.


Mr. Frieden counsels e-commerce businesses in a variety of industries and recently led the team of attorneys representing one of these businesses in its acquisition by a publicly traded company. He is also the author of E-Commerce Law (www.ecommercelaw.typepad.com), a regularly updated discussion of news, trends and legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses.

Mr. Frieden has received national media coverage in recent cases in which his comments, on behalf of his clients, were carried on NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates and WTOP News. His arguments and post-trial comments have been quoted extensively in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and other newspapers across the United States.


Mr. Frieden has been named among Virginia's "Legal Elite," according to Virginia Business magazine, four times. His inclusion on this list means that he is among those lawyers recognized by his peers as the best in Virginia. In addition, Richmond Magazine has listed Mr. Frieden as one of Virginia's "Rising Stars" four times. Rising Stars identifies the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Virginia who are under 40 or have been in practice for less than ten years.


Practice Areas:

  • E-Commerce Law

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Consumer Protection Litigation

  • Employment Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Criminal Defense (including White Collar Criminal Defense)

  • Personal Injury Litigation


  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, 1997
  • B.S., Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. Naval Academy, 1989 – 1990

Selected Professional Activities:

  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason School of Law
  • Former Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration - Marymount University
  • Former Member, Board of Editors, e-Discovery Law & Strategy
  • Federal Bar Association (Northern Virginia Chapter)
  • Fairfax County Bar Association

Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • The Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.'s Evidence Training (Columbia, Maryland), 2011
  • Legal Issues Involved in Blogging, AIPLA Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Doubling the Size of Your Business, 7 Things a CEO Should Do Now to Take Advantage of the Economic Recovery (Presented with Tim McConville and Eric Koefoot), CEO Invitation Networking and Education Event, 2010
  • Changes in the Pleading Landscape: A Roadmap to Proper Pleading After Twombly and Iqbal, Federal Bar Association (Northern Virginia Chapter), 2010
  • Technology & Effective Advocacy, 11th Annual Maryland Partners for Justice Conference, 2009
  • Among the Experts: Online Marketing for Lawyers, 2009
  • Evidence: Pitfalls and Practice - Admissibility of Internet Evidence, 2009
  • Practicing Law in the e-Court of Public Opinion: How the Internet Can Make or Break Your Reputation and What You Can Do About It, D.C. Bar, 2008
  • Defending a Criminal Case in a Cyber World, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 2008
  • Legal Blogs and Other Technology, Law Firm Growth Management Conference, Harvard Club (New York City), 2007
  • Legal Issues of the Online Retailer – Using Keyword Advertising in Internet Marketing, Lorman Education Services, 2005
  • Taking and Defending Effective Depositions, Lorman Education Services, 2002 & 2005
  • The Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act (UCITA), Marymount University, 2000


Selected Publications:


Selected Reported Cases:

  • Tommy Bahama Group, Inc. v. Eagle, 2010 WL 334538 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 23, 2010)
  • Hudson Associates Consulting, Inc. v. Weidner, 2010 WL 1946414 (D.Kan. May 14, 2010)
  • KMMentor, LLC v. Knowledge Management Professional Society, Inc., ____F. Supp. 2d____, 2010 WL 1946339 (D. Kan. May 13, 2010)
  • Nemet Chevrolet, Ltd. v. Consumeraffairs.com, Inc., 564 F. Supp. 2d 544 (E.D. Va. 2008), affirmed, 2009 591 F.3d 250 (4th Cir. 2009)
  • Am. Tech Services, Inc. v. Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc., 2005 WL 2218437 (E.D. Va. 2005)
  • VMC Satellite, Inc. v. Direct Cable, Inc. d/b/a Direct Cable TV, 2005 WL 937844 & 940569 (E.D. Va. 2005)
  • VMC Satellite, Inc. v. Stevens & Associates, 68 Va. Cir. 103 (Loudoun Co. 2005)
  • Neurology Services, Inc. v. Fairfax Medical PWH, LLC, 67 Va. Cir. 1 (Fairfax Co. 2005)
  • Sanni v. Koons Ford, Inc., 1999 WL 370402 (Fairfax Co. 1999)


Selected Community Activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chapter Advisor, Phi Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, University of Virginia
  • Coach, George Mason University Trial Advocacy Team, 1999-2003


Admitted to Practice:

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit