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John joined Reed Smith as a member of the firm's Business and Finance Department, Litigation Financial Services (FIG) Group in 2010.  He has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal court.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, business torts, shareholder disputes, and consumer class actions.  He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, aerospace and defense, and insurance.  John's experience also includes a seven-month secondment to the legal department of NBC Universal, Inc. and a six-week rotation through the New York City Law Department.


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, Newark, 2001, J.D., Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • Boston College, 1997, B.A., cum laude

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey

New York State Bar Association

  • Honorable Legrome D. Davis, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania