Jarod M. Bona is the founder and CEO of Bona Law PC. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, then clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit for Judge James B. Loken in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then practiced antitrust law for a dozen years at DLA Piper and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Applying his knowledge of markets and competition to his own industry, Mr. Bona founded Bona Law in 2014 because he understood how he could offer a better experience for both clients and firm attorneys.
In addition to his firm leadership role, Mr. Bona has represented national and global clients in a wide variety of antitrust and competition matters, including issues arising from intellectual property disputes, agreements among competitors (i.e. price fixing, bid rigging, market allocation, and group boycotts), exclusionary conduct (i.e. loyalty discounts, bundling, exclusive dealing, refusal-to-deal), mergers and acquisitions, and government investigations. Mr. Bona has also developed global antitrust policies for international trade associations and corporations and has advised standard-setting organizations on antitrust and competition issues. He has also regularly advised companies at all points in the supply chain on antitrust and distribution issues.
Mr. Bona frequently publishes and speaks on antitrust and competition developments, and is the editor of The Antitrust Attorney Blog. He has also served as a Non-Governmental Advisor for the Unilateral Conduct Working Group of the International Competition Network, an international body whose members represent numerous national and multi-national competition authorities. As part of that role, Mr. Bona was an author of the Exclusive Dealing chapter of the group’s Unilateral Conduct Workbook for competition authorities. Mr. Bona has also contributed or authored chapters of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Developments, the ABA’s handbook on Joint Ventures, the California Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Treatise, and the ABA’s Antitrust Law and Economics of Product Distribution treatise (chapter on Refusals to Deal).
Mr. Bona also has substantial appellate experience, with outstanding early training through his clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit clerkship and beginning his law firm career with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s appellate and constitutional law practice in Washington, DC. Since that time, he has maintained an active appellate practice, including arguments in state and federal courts and amicus briefs for antitrust cases in the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Bona lives in the San Diego area with his wife, son, and collie.