John is the Managing Partner of Reed Smith's Los Angeles office and Global Co-Chair of the firm's Japan Business Team. He has substantial experience representing U.S., Asian, Canadian and multinational companies in a wide variety of corporate, financial and commercial transactions, including asset and stock acquisitions (M&A), private placements and public offerings, private equity transactions, cross-border financings, venture capital financings, secured loan financings, federal (SEC) and state securities regulations, foreign private issuer regulation, strategic alliances, joint ventures, technology, licensing and distribution arrangements, and corporate governance matters.
John previously served as Global Chair of the firm's Business & Finance Department and Chair of the U.S. Corporate & Securities Group. In 2010, John became the first Asian American to serve on Reed Smith's Executive Committee and Senior Management Team. He currently serves as the Chair of Reed Smith's Asian American Affinity Group. He has been named "One of the Nation's Most Influential Minority Attorneys" for two consecutive years (2014-2015) and recently received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Los Angeles Business Journal's Asian Business Awards (2016). John is a frequent speaker and panelist on matters involving corporate law, diversity, law firm management and cross-border transactions.