2020 SPD Annual Criminal Defense Conference

-Speaker Biographies-

Jon Krop, the founder of Mindfulness for Lawyers, graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and Brown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a litigator at public-interest law firms in Los Angeles and New York City. Jon has taught mindfulness at Harvard, Yale, the Pentagon, and more than 50 top law firms, including Davis Polk, Cleary Gottlieb, Latham & Watkins, Skadden, and Sullivan & Cromwell. Jon has practiced mindfulness since 2006 and has studied with teachers from around the world, including psychologists, neuroscientists, and traditional Buddhist masters. In 2014, Jon completed a seven-month silent meditation retreat.