“Jon provides general counsel services to private equity portfolio companies and others.”
Jon Kreucher is an accomplished generalist with over 25 years of experience balanced between high-level positions in Fortune 100 companies and sophisticated private practice. His broad experience fosters practical advice that considers both legal risks and operational goals.
Jon now provides general counsel services to companies that have chosen to avoid the fixed expense of a full-time legal staff, and to GCs who need to temporarily supplement an in-house team. In this capacity, he currently supports portfolio companies owned by three of the world's top 50 private equity firms. His unique model provides infinitely expandable and contactable subject matter knowledge to clients that range in size from $40 million to $2 billion in revenue per year.
In a world of legal professionals, Jon's skills are increasingly rare–he is a high-performing generalist. His broad understanding of the law was formed early. In law school, he received top-of-class honors in eleven subjects, including several American Jurisprudence awards for legal research and writing, and he was graduated summa cum laude. Jon developed litigation experience as a city prosecutor and later when practicing administrative law. He then moved in-house for over a decade. While serving as inside counsel, Jon held several chief legal officer and government affairs positions for divisions of Fortune 100 telecommunications companies. His skills in operational matters, commercial law, and lobbying developed during that time.
Jon's unusually broad background allows him to navigate a wide range of legal issues and industries. He regularly conducts legal audits to identify and assess exposure, mentors executives and employees on compliance issues, develops strategy and supervises litigation, negotiates and drafts complex commercial agreements, balances operational goals against legal risks, and provides practical advice on operational matters. Jon has applied these skills to a diverse group of clients including those in telecommunications, renewable energy, automotive supply, media, and air cargo handling.
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Lansing, 1991
- J.D., summa cum laude
- University of Michigan, 1985
- B.G.S., Concentrations in Communications, Economics, and Business
- Michigan, 1991
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2006
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1992
- The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017-2019
- dbusiness, "Top Lawyers," 2013-2014; 2019