Jonathan Havens

Jonathan A. Havens
Outside the Firm

Professional Involvement

  • Food and Drug Law Institute
    • Annual Conference Committee, 2023 (Conference Co-Chair), 2022, 2020
    • Cannabis-Derived Products Committee, 2021, 2019
    • Audit Committee, 2020
    • Tobacco Committee, 2015-2017
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Success in Law School Mentoring Program, 2015-2020
  • LifeBridge Health, Leadership Society Council, 2018-2020 

Community Connections

While maintaining a nationwide practice, Jonathan remains deeply committed to serving his community and empowering the next generation of leaders. He currently serves on the Sinai Hospital’s Board of Directors and Towson University Hillel’s Governing Board, opportunities which allow him to further develop his leadership skills while advocating for his community. He is also a founding member of the Beta Iota Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships and grants to prospective and current college and graduate school students. Throughout his career, Jonathan has mentored numerous law school students, offering his time to arm future lawyers with strategies to market themselves and secure employment. 

Finally, throughout his career, Jonathan has handled several legal matters on a pro bono basis, including representing victims of domestic violence, same-sex couples seeking health care benefits, and a federal inmate who has serious medical issues in pursuing a compassionate release motion. One of his proudest pro bono achievements was working on an amicus brief in Obergefell v. Hodges. The brief, filed on behalf of several hundred businesses that urged the Supreme Court to consider the negative impact that marriage inequality had on their companies, was referenced by the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

After Work 

Jonathan’s expansive community service also includes coaching youth sports teams. He lives in Lutherville, Maryland with his wife, Jayne, a brilliant entrepreneur, his son, Sid, an aspiring sports reporter and future Jeopardy champion, and his daughter, Ivy, whose name will almost certainly be in lights one day.