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John's practice focuses on complex business and class action litigation. He has defended more than 25 putative class action matters, many of which were premised on alleged privacy violations. He is currently lead counsel in the largest case of its type in U.S. history, involving $175 million in claims and counterclaims and billions of pages of documents against the Department of Justice. John also has considerable appellate experience, having successfully represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits. In addition, John is the Global Director of Reed Smith’s Staff Attorney Group.


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1996, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1986, B.S., Aerospace Engineering

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Western Pennsylvania Division of the March of Dimes (2005-2011)
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania State Chapter of the March of Dimes (2008-2011)
  • Elected and served as Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Regular volunteer for Lawyers In The Classroom and Neighborhood Legal Services