Top Complex Commercial Litigation & White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
An experienced litigator, Attorney Jonathan Crafts is a partner at Fields and Dennis who has represented clients in complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters for 15 years. He advises a full range of clients, including multi-million-dollar public and private companies, closely-held corporations and individuals, in a variety of areas, including contract, trade secret, antitrust, fraud, and partnership disputes. Attorney Crafts also has extensive experience in white collar and compliance matters, and has conducted internal corporate investigations related to False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act allegations for large, multi-national companies. Attorney Crafts joined Fields and Dennis in 2020, after having practiced at two multinational law firms and a Boston-based litigation boutique.
Complex Civil Litigation
Represented Fortune 100 firm in multi-billion dollar insurance litigation on federal
appeal, during settlement negotiations, and in separate state trial court matter.
Represented English corporation in cross-border dispute against international law
firm and private equity firm involving allegations of conspiracy, tort, and violation
of M.G.L. c. 93A.
Represented pharmaceutical care corporation in federal antitrust and fraud action
from discovery through summary judgment and appeal.
Represented hedge fund in action brought by investor involving allegations of
fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of M.G.L. ch. 93A.
Represented General Counsel in employment action against former employer for
retaliatory termination from demand through settlement.
Represented individual against allegations of violations of the Massachusetts Wage
Act, fraud, and unjust enrichment from Motion to Dismiss through settlement.
Favorably settled trade secrets dispute after handling matter from initiation
through discovery to filing of summary judgment.
Other experience includes zoning and easement litigation on behalf of town
solicitor; breach of contract actions; internal partnership disputes; corporate real
estate and rent disputes; seeking and opposing third-party discovery; cease and
desist matters; and employment claims.
White-Collar Criminal Defense
Represented accountant in several related matters arising out of alleged Pyramid
scheme, including criminal and securities investigations, bankruptcy action, and
multi-billion-dollar Federal Multi-District Litigation class action. Successfully
negotiated settlements for client with Department of Justice, Securities and
Exchange Commission, Chapter 11 Trustee, and class action plaintiffs.
Represented multinational Fortune 10 client on global FCPA compliance initiative.
Regularly traveled to Indian subsidiary for on-site projects and initiatives,
employee training, and conducted subsequent monitoring services.
Represented weapons manufacturer in FCPA investigation by the DOJ and the SEC,
including in the preparation for and negotiation of settlement terms.
Represented security barrier manufacturer in False Claims Act investigation,
conducting the internal investigation and settlement negotiations with the DOJ.
Represented bookkeeper accused of federal wire fraud and aggravated identity
theft for stealing over $2 million from employer and in parallel civil action.
Other experience includes representing accountant during criminal and securities
investigations of clients; defense of doctor in Medicaid fraud action and related
matters; defending client in Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office larceny
investigation; representing Grand Jury witnesses; and representing family and
next-of-kin of individual murdered during attempted burglary.
Prior Work Experience
Demeo LLP, Boston, Massachusetts. Of Counsel
Dwyer LLC, Boston, Massachusetts. Partner
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts. Associate
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (Dewey Ballantine), New York, New York. Associate
“Judge Wolf recusal motion: meritorious or pretextual?” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, September 28, 2015.
“New Risk in Employee Interviews,” The National Law Journal, July 24, 2006, winner of 2007 Burton Award for Legal Achievement.
Attorney Crafts received his law degree from George Washington University Law School, where he wrote for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Williams College.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Maine
State of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
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