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John has extensive experience representing financial institutions, aerospace and defense companies, agribusinesses, and manufacturers in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on breach of contract claims, business torts, shareholder disputes, and avoidance claims. John's experience also includes a clerkship for the Honorable Legrome D. Davis, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a seven-month secondment to the legal department of NBC Universal, Inc.

John currently serves as managing partner of Reed Smith’s New York office.


  • 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. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • 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