JON ANDERSON

Channel Development | Strategic Partnerships

Mr. Anderson graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1977 and immediately went to work as an associate with Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, which at the time had 90 lawyers in two California offices. He retired as a partner 37 years later, during which time the firm grew to 2,200 lawyers in 30 offices around the world. During his career, Mr. Anderson was a litigator specializing in complex litigation involving securities, mass torts, environmental, finance, accounting, trade secrets, unfair competition, and employment cases. He was the managing partner of the firm’s Orange County Office and chaired the office’s Litigation Department for many years. He ran the firm’s trial practice training program (and still teaches in the program) and served on many of the firm’s management committees, including recruiting, training, and associate progression.

After retirement from the firm at the end of 2013, Mr, Anderson produced one feature film, Jasmine, which premiered at the 2015 Hong Kong International Film Festival and at the Dallas International Film Festival. The film has subsequently been shown in over 40 film festivals around the world, receiving dozens of awards, including for best picture, best actor and actress, sound design, editing, score, and cinematography and has been available through various on-demand services such as Netflix and iTunes. Mr. Anderson also has plans to produce a feature film about human trafficking and a documentary film about the Baja 1000 and NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road races. Mr. Anderson is also an Executive Producer of the last film made by Orson Welles, titled The Other Side of the Wind. The film is currently in post-production after being tied up in litigation and various disputes for more than 40 years. The film is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

For the last 15 years, Mr. Anderson’s “second job” was racing motorcycles and trucks with his sons in Baja California, Mexico, and Nevada. He won the Southern Nevada Off-Road championship in 2008. Although he retired from off-road racing last year, he and his sons will return to competition in 2017 for the 50th Anniversaries of both the Baja 1000 and the NORRA Mexican 1000.

Mr. Anderson and his wife Leanne have seven children, all married, and who live in California, Utah, and Montana with their 19 grandchildren. They now reside in Park City, Utah. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as General Counsel for the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, for over 15 years, during which time their five sons all became Eagle Scouts.