John’s practice focuses on negotiating, documenting, and obtaining court approval of the firm’s securities, merger, and derivative settlements. Over the past decade, John was actively involved in finalizing the following settlements, among others: In re Wachovia Preferred Sec. and Bond/Notes Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($627 million settlement); In re Wilmington Trust Sec. Litig. (D. Del.) ($210 million settlement); In re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Derivative Litig. (Del. Ch.) ($153.75 million settlement); Medina, et al. v. Clovis Oncology, Inc., et al. (D. Colo.) ($142 million settlement); In re News Corp. S’holder Litig. (Del. Ch.) ($139 million recovery and corporate governance enhancements); In re Mut. Funds Invest. Litig. (MFS, Invesco, and Pilgrim Baxter Sub-Tracks) (D. Md.) ($127.036 million total recovery); Fresno County Employees’ Ret. Ass’n, et al. v. comScore, Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y.) ($110 million settlement); In re El Paso Corp. S’holder Litig. (Del. Ch.) ($110 million settlement); In re Starz Stockholder Litig. (Del. Ch.) ($92.5 million settlement); The Dep’t of the Treasury of the State of New Jersey and its Div. of Invest. v. Cliffs Natural Res. Inc., et al. (N.D. Ohio) ($85 million settlement).
John received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, where he was a Carswell Merit Scholar recipient and a member of The Brooklyn Journal of International Law. He received his B.A. from Duke University.