Jonathan A. Salt is an associate in the firm's San Diego area office. He also serves as the firm's Associate General Counsel. Mr. Salt primarily advises school districts with issues relating to labor and employment, employee discipline and investigations, workplace safety, and governance, including issues related to compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. He has successfully represented districts in certificated disciplinary proceedings before Commissions on Professional Competency and discrimination complaints before the EEOC and DFEH. Mr. Salt also assists clients in the practice areas of eMatters and business, facilities and real estate.
As the firm's Associate General Counsel, Mr. Salt provides legal counsel and guidance to ensure compliance in employment, business, and contract matters. In this capacity, he assists with providing legal counsel to the firm, at large, reviewing contracts and offering guidance to ensure F3's overall legal compliance in employment matters, transactions and business initiatives.
Prior to joining Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost, Mr. Salt served in the San Diego City Attorney's Office as a Post Bar Graduate Law Clerk in the Criminal Division, Trial Unit, successfully litigating trials for the prosecution. During law school, he worked as a Certified Summer Law Clerk with the Orange County District Attorney's Office, assisting in trial preparation, arraignments and plea agreements.
In addition, Mr. Salt served with the Office of Chief Counsel in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Legal Intern in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He also worked in Washington, D.C. at the National Housing Trust and in the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary as an intern for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy with the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.
Outside of his professional activities, Mr. Salt is an active fundraiser in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and also served as a volunteer in Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.
Mr. Salt earned his Juris Doctor from University of San Diego School of Law. He was chosen as Student Commencement Speaker for 2013. While in law school, Mr. Salt was a member of the Moot Court National Team and competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Mr. Salt held several leadership positions in the Student Bar Association and received awards for Oral Argument, as well as being selected as USD Law Honor Scholarship Recipient and USD Law Student Leader Scholar Recipient. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Boston University, where he was on the Dean's List and was a Dean's Scholarship Recipient.
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