Jon Haber

President & Founder


Jon Haber offers advice and assistance on branding, message development, strategic communications, online strategies, crisis communications and public policy campaign management. He is the president and founder of Cascade Strategy, Inc., a strategic communications consultancy.

As CEO of the American Association for Justice, Jon led the repositioning, revitalization and turnaround of one of the nation’s most powerful professional associations. Helping AAJ reframe the debate about civil justice issues, Jon developed a new communications program and web presence and led the change of the organization’s name.

Before joining AAJ, Jon was a senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard, then the world’s largest public relations, public affairs and marketing company. At Fleishman, Jon developed and managed a highly successful public affairs and corporate communications consulting practice for companies, non-profits and foundations.

Jon is expert at helping businesses and organizations manage their reputations and respond to changing media and political environments.


During the Clinton Administration, Jon was special counsel to the president at the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Earlier he was chief of staff/general counsel for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and counsel/communications director for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

He worked on five presidential campaigns including Howard Dean, Bill Clinton, Richard Gephardt, Walter Mondale and Edward Kennedy. He also practiced law in San Francisco.

Jon now teaches a highly-rated public affairs class for graduate students at Georgetown University and has lectured on politics, public policy and organizational management.

A native of Los Angeles, Jon has a BA from UCLA and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.