Jonathan is Senior Legal Counsel with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) based in Washington, D.C. He has worked with various USAID portfolios, including Power Africa, the Private Sector Engagement Hub, and the Center for Education. He also served as the Acting Managing Director of the agency’s Innovation Division, which includes USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures team, which applies a tiered-evidence and results-based approach to federal grantmaking.
Prior to USAID, Jonathan was the Global Legal Director of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, an international NGO known for starting the modern social entrepreneurship movement. Jonathan began his legal career at White & Case LLP in New York as a project finance attorney.
He is also currently an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown Law, where he teaches a seminar on social enterprise, impact investing, and the law. He serves on the advisory board for the NYU Law’s Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship, co-leads the D.C. Chapter of the Impact Investing Legal Working Group, and is a vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section’s Grant Law Committee.