How to Make Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister


Robbie Li
April 30, 2020
Legal Career

Jonathan Polak is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister with 25 years of experience in law. Jonathan represents many high-profile businesses and individuals in complex intellectual property and commercial litigation cases involving trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, rights of publicity, trade secrets and patents. Jonathan also has considerable experience in domain name dispute litigation, and has also successfully represented clients facing software, technology and entertainment law issues. His clients have included major corporations, closely-held companies, independent inventors, and celebrity estates.

Jonathan joins the podcast to share creative ways to approach intellectual property litigation, and why young associates should consider getting “real-world experience” outside of law.

Listen to the episode to learn: 

  • How Jonathan used intellectual property litigation to help Fred Goldman pursue justice against OJ Simpson, the man responsible for the death of his son
  • Why it is important for young associates to build their confidence in business development
  • How Jonathan built a robust professional network after relocating from Texas to Indiana
  • Why associates should consider getting experience outside of the legal profession 
  • Why Jonathan believes litigation finance is “an incredibly timely issue right now”

More tips from top litigators on how they made partner can be found on Legalist's Rainmaker podcast, now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.