Director, Task Force on Communications & Technology
Jonathon Paul Hauenschild, J.D. is the director for the ALEC Task Force on Communications and Technology. Mr. Hauenschild has a particular interest in the area of privacy, security and encryption, having informally studied these areas since his final year of law school. In fact, Mr. Hauenschild’s final law school paper addressed the issue(s) of privacy and warrantless wiretapping for national security purposes as conducted by former President Bush’s administration.
Prior to joining ALEC, Mr. Hauenschild owned and operated Franklin Adams & Company, LLC, a legal support company dedicated to helping attorneys craft quality legal arguments and briefs. Mr. Hauenschild’s assistance has led to at least one client receiving a favorable, published opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Gilstrap v. United Airlines.
Mr. Hauenschild was also named as co-counsel in a nationwide class-action suit representing employees in a dispute as to whether their employer properly calculated commission wages. The class action successfully settled, with the employer properly calculating the wages and compensating the employees for unpaid back-wages.
Since passing the California bar in 2007, Mr. Hauenschild has represented a diverse portfolio of interests. For several years, Mr. Hauenschild worked as a Contract Attorney with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based firm of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellot. While there, Mr. Hauenschild focused on pharmaceutical product liability defense, helping senior attorneys at Eckert Seamans respond to discovery requests, prepare for depositions and prepare for trial.
Mr. Hauenschild has his Bachelor of Arts in History from Thomas Edison State College and is a 2007 graduate, magna cum laude, of the Oak Brook College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, and is admitted to various federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U. S. Supreme Court.
When not analyzing communications, technology and health policy, you may find Mr. Hauenschild cycling, skiing or playing Ultimate Frisbee.