General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jonathan Zerger has served as general counsel for Excel Industries since 2014. In this role, he leads the company on a wide range of legal and business issues. He is also secretary for the company.
Zerger started his legal career nearly 20 years ago as a clerk/engineering intern with Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. in Kansas City, Missouri, where he eventually made partner. For over a decade, Zerger advised high-profile consumer brand clients on strategic IP enforcement, defense, compliance, fair use and more. In addition to trying cases to jury verdict and authoring multiple appellate briefs, Zerger managed multiple case teams and mentored numerous junior attorneys, among various other roles.
He received his juris doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. Zerger earned his master’s degree in physics from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in Kansas.
His favorite pastimes include spending time with his son and daughter and coaching youth sports.