Palo Alto, California 94303
John Edwards' experience in civil litigation includes class actions, product liability, corporate takeovers, securities fraud, corporate governance, and constitutional litigation. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling, as well as internal investigations. He has defended numerous actions under the federal securities laws and state law involving accounting practices, disclosure policies, takeover defenses, executive compensation, and directors' fiduciary duties. He has extensive experience in litigation involving the constitutionality of state takeover laws, and he has handled numerous contested matters in bankruptcy proceedings. John has also defended single party and class actions involving claims concerning a wide range of issues, including product liability, unfair competition, consumer fraud, and public nuisance.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Product Liability Litigation, 4) Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 5) Business Restructuring & Reorganization and 6) Distressed Company Litigation|
|Law School||Duke University School of Law|
|Education||Colgate University (B.A., 1970)|
|Bar Member / Association||California and Ohio|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.