San Jose, California 95110
John D. Pernick has over twenty years’ experience representing clients ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 50 corporations in complex business litigation in state and federal courts, including securities and other class actions, shareholder derivative actions, corporate control disputes, as well as general commercial disputes. He also represents companies and individuals in connection with Securities Exchange Commission and other regulatory investigations. Mr. Pernick has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in securities litigation where sources praise his pragmatism, saying that he “understands that for companies there has to be a business purpose behind litigation — it is a means to an end.” Prior to joining Bergeson, Mr. Pernick was a partner at Bingham McCutchen. Additionally, he was named to the “Northern California Super Lawyers®” list as compiled by Law & Politics.
|Areas of Practice||1) Securities Litigation, 2) Intellectual Property Litigation, 3) Business Litigation and 4) Internal & Government Investigations|
|Law School||Harvard Law School (J.D.,1991)|
|Education||Harvard College (B.A.,1988)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association, American State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Bergeson, LLP|
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