John S. Durrant

John Durrant litigates securities and complex commercial matters. He has defended lawsuits involving alleged securities fraud and misstatements in the offering of securities, arising under federal securities laws, blue sky laws, and common law. He has represented clients in regulatory inquiries related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has litigated commercial cases involving unfair competition, business torts, insurance, complex contractual arrangements, and partnership disputes, including cases related to the operation of investment management companies and hedge funds.

Mr. Durrant has tried jury trials through verdict. For instance, he successfully second-chaired a jury trial in which potential damages exceeded $600 million and the officers and board members of the company faced individual liability. He also has helped clients avoid litigation by finding business solutions to disputes and by negotiating with adverse parties.

Mr. Durrant has drafted and successfully argued dozens of motions at all stages of the litigation process and on appeal. For instance, he drafted post-trial briefs that resulted in the reduction of a $41.7 million verdict to $4 million.

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Areas of Practice 1) Anti-corruption and FCPA, 2) Securities Litigation, 3) Litigation, 4) Trade Secrets, 5) Intellectual Property, 6) Class Actions and 7) Complex Litigation and Arbitration
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2001
Admitted Year 1995
Education University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1996
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Paul Hastings LLP
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