• Bar Admissions

    New York

    U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Memberships
    American Bankruptcy Institute

    American Bar Association

    Boston Bar Association

    Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Education
    St. John's University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008

    Wabash College, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
  • Honors
    St. John's University Law Review

    CALI Awards, Insurance Law & Basic Personal Income Tax

    1st Team All-NCAC Baseball Player
  • Publications & Articles
    Author, "You've Been WARNED: Private-Equity Liability for Portfolio Company Layoffs," ABI Journal, February 2013

    Co-author, Impact of Intercreditor Agreements on Subordinated Secured Claims in Bankruptcy,  New England Bankruptcy Law 2013, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2013)

    Co-author, "In re Boston Generating, LLC: Case Study of a Failed LBO, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference," July 2013

    Co-author, "The Current State of Deepening Insolvency, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference," July 2013

    Co-author, Structured Dismissals in Bankruptcy, New England Bankruptcy Law 2015, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2015)
  • Speaking Engagements
    Presenter, "TelexFree - How We Got Here and Where We Are Going," Boston Bar Association, 2014

    Panel Speaker, Bankruptcy Law: MCLE BasicsPlus, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, September 2015
  • Community Involvement
    Board of Editors, Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Blog, 2013 to present

    Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach

Jonathan Horne is an associate in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and Litigation Group. He represents debtors, trustees, committees and creditors in connection with all aspects of commercial insolvency and reorganizations. In addition, he represents parties in various areas of commercial litigation, including representing both plaintiffs and defendants in fiduciary actions against corporate directors and officers. Prior to joining Jager Smith, Jonathan practiced as an associate in the commercial litigiation department at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York.


      • Represented sports memorabilia wholesaler in successful defense and dismissal of involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition brought by petitioning creditor; allowing client to complete successful out-of-court restructuring.

      • Represented education industry CFO in successful defense against WARN Act and Wage Act claims brought by former employees.

      • Represented senior secured lender owed more than $100 million in successful action to appoint state court receiver to oversee and liquidate borrower's operations.

      • Represented CEO and CFO of closely held real estate development company in successful defense of claim by unsecured creditor to exempt more than $1.5 million from bankruptcy discharge.

      • Represented the liquidating trustee of Boston Generating in avoidance actions and breach of fiduciary duty claims against former owners and executives. Claims have resulted in settlements exceeding $10 million.

      • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases of international shipping company Baytown/Omega Navigation in the Southern District of Texas resulting in a substantial dividend for unsecured creditors.

      • Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases of Cynergy Data in the District of Delaware.