John A. Bonello

John A. Bonello

Location:
Reston, Virginia
Phone:
703-264-2220
Fax:
703-264-2226
Email:

JOHN A. BONELLO

John A. Bonello counsels businesses on a range of matters, such as software licensing, technology outsourcing transactions, service level agreements, privacy and security issues, internet and e-commerce law, intellectual property protection, and complex commercial transactions. Mr. Bonello has extensive litigation and arbitration experience.  In a breach of contract action, Mr. Bonello recently obtained a favorable verdict for a client in a three day jury trial in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.  Mr. Bonello serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, where he is often selected to resolve information technology disputes.

Mr. Bonello has served as a member of the Information Technology Association of America's Application Service Provider Committee where he spearheaded the preparation of the ITAA's "ASP Service Level Agreement Guidelines" and co-chaired a committee that prepared the ITAA's  "ASP Service Level Agreement Guidelines for the Health Care Sector." Mr. Bonello is a frequent speaker on information technology law issues. Mr. Bonello has been interviewed and quoted in InfoWorld, Network World, and Hosting Tech.  Mr. Bonello served on the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology and Science, Advisory Committee on Privacy. 

Mr. Bonello received his B.A. degree in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree in 1991 from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, where he served on the editorial staff of the Catholic University of America Law Review.

Representative Cases

Trusted Integration, Inc. v. U.S., 659 F.3d 1159 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (obtained reversal of dismissal of breach of software license agreement claim against the United States)

Trusted Intergration, Inc, v. U.S., 679 F. Supp. 2nd 70 (D.D.C. 2010) (allowed Lanhan Act claim against United States to proceed)

Britton v. Technology, Automation & Management, Inc, 2008 WL 2477453 (D. MD. 2008)
(obtaining dismissal of unjust enrichment claim and clarification that board of directors may have sole and absolute discretion to determine whether employee can be terminated for cause).

Dumas v. Easter Seal Society for Disabled Children and Adults, Inc. No. 2007.3364 (D. Md. 2008) (obtained summary judgment on employees discrimination claims prior to commencement of discovery)

Areas of Practice

  • Software Licensing
  • Technology Outsourcing Transactions
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Privacy and Security Issues
  • Internet and E-Commerce Law
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Complex Commercial Transactions
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Virginia, 2006

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Law Review: Catholic University Law Review, Member, Editorial Staff,
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1988