Jon Hopeman is a trial and appellate attorney in state and federal courts, focusing his practice on white collar criminal defense, appellate advocacy, and corporate compliance investigations. He has won more than 50 jury trials in federal court and more than 50 cases in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jon’s work in criminal defense includes matters pertaining to health care fraud, securities fraud, political corruption, environmental crimes, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, terrorism, murder, and arson. He has conducted investigations for companies facing allegations of fraud, bribery, Medicare fraud, false claims against the government, theft of corporate assets, foreign corrupt practices, environmental offenses, and others.
Jon offers his clients practical insight drawn from decades of legal practice, with particular experience representing individuals facing highly publicized criminal allegations. Clients look to Jon for a comprehensive perspective on the issues they face, speaking to not only the immediate legal issues in question, but also the personal and public challenges that can accompany the scrutiny of criminal investigation and prosecution.
From 1983 to 1994, Jon served as an assistant United States attorney in Minneapolis, where he also served as senior litigation counsel. He also taught at the University of Minnesota Law School for 40 years, teaching on subjects including trial advocacy, criminal procedure, and professional responsibility. Since 2011, Jon has served as co-chair of the board of directors of the Innocence Project of Minnesota. In recognition of his high professional and ethical standards in trial practice, Jon has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.