John is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Commercial Litigation Group. He handles a wide variety of complex contract litigation, including pharmaceutical licensing disputes, business related disputes, unfair competition, defamation claims, intellectual property claims and other commercial disputes. John has tried cases and argued appeals in both state and federal courts in New York.
John regularly counsels pharmaceutical clients on how best to draft liability provisions contained in licensing agreements in order to avoid or reduce the risk of potential litigation. In the same context, John routinely counsels Life Sciences clients by preparing risk assessment memoranda when the threat of litigation arises.
John also has experience trying cases before the American Arbitration Association and handling FINRA arbitrations.
John is Chair of Reed Smith’s New York Summer Associate Recruitment Committee.