Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
John's practice focuses on high-stakes commercial and class action litigation. He has served as lead counsel in more than a dozen cases in which the claims at issue involving our clients have exceeded $150 million. 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 federal government. 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, is a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team, and currently serves on Reed Smith’s Executive Committee.
As a reflection of his strong standing in the legal community, John recently received an AV Preeminent rating of 5.0/5.0 as a result of a peer review conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. John has also been selected by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to serve as a Special Master for Electronic Discovery based upon his extensive experience in the field.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 2) Commercial Litigation and Disputes, 3) Financial Services Litigation, 4) Product Liability, 5) Mechanical Product Liability, 6) Records & E-Discovery, 7) Emergency Relief and Injunction and 8) Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)|
|Law School||Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1996|
|Education||Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1986|
|Bar Member / Association||Pennsylvania State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Reed Smith LLP|
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