Jon McPherson is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Salt Lake City office. Jon is a member of the firm’s Technology & IP Transactions and Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practices.

Jon counsels clients in structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements involving technology and intellectual property rights. Jon seeks to understand clients’ business objectives and risk tolerances to effectively and efficiently identify, analyze, and mitigate risk through commercial agreements. As part of his practice, Jon also regularly performs audits of clients’ and potential clients’ core commercial agreements, particularly with critical technology/IP aspects involved.

Jon’s experience prior to joining Mayer Brown includes three years as in-house counsel to a private equity-backed internet security company where he worked to protect the company’s IP and product offerings through negotiating commercial agreements and several other initiatives.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish


Brigham Young University, BS, cum laude

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, JD

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business, MBA


  • Utah