Jon M. Garon
Adjunct Professor, Social Media and the Law (IPSI)
Jon Garon is an attorney and professor of informatics, entertainment, intellectual property and business law at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. He has extensive practice experience in the areas of entertainment law (including film, music, theatre and publishing), data privacy and security, business planning, copyright, trademark, and software licensing.
Professor Garon is the inaugural director of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Law & Informatics Institute, dedicated to promoting thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems. His teaching and scholarship often focus on business innovation and the development of best business practices regarding the exploitation and effectiveness of the information and data systems in business, health care, media, and entertainment, and the public sector.
Professor Garon has written numerous books and articles, including THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER’S LAW & BUSINESS GUIDE TO FINANCING, SHOOTING, AND DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT AND DIGITAL FILMS (A Cappella Books, 2d Ed. 2009); OWN IT – THE LAW & BUSINESS GUIDE TO LAUNCHING A NEW BUSINESS THROUGH INNOVATION, EXCLUSIVITY AND RELEVANCE (Carolina Academic Press 2007); and ENTERTAINMENT LAW & PRACTICE (Carolina Academic Press 2005) (supplement 2010).
Immediately prior to joining Chase, Professor Garon served as dean and professor of law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. He was professor of law from 2003-2011, Dean of the Law School from 2003-2008 and Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Management in 2005-06.
Before Hamline, Professor Garon taught entertainment law and copyright at UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in Concord, New Hampshire, and Western State University College of Law in Orange County, California.