John F. Batter  III - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

John F. Batter III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 617-526-6754

John Batter’s practice focuses on the defense of public and private companies and their directors and management against breach of fiduciary duty claims and securities fraud allegations, including those arising out of mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. He also has extensive experience handling the defense of SEC investigations and the unique issues presented by class actions. Mr. Batter joined the firm in 1982 and is a member of the firm’s Senior Associates Committee.


Mr. Batter represents high technology and other public and private companies, which have included a national NYSE retailer, Raytheon, Canaccord Genuity, Gulf Oil, Cumberland Farms, Vonage, Discovery Communications, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Aspect Medical Systems, Inc., Peritus Software Services, Akamai Technologies, BioSphere Medical, Inc., Copley Pharmaceuticals, Fallbrook Technologies, Storage Technology, Avid and Michaels Stores. Clients rely on Mr. Batter to defend securities claims as well as to provide counsel on corporate governance matters and in connection with SEC, FINRA, FDIC and state regulatory investigations.

In addition to advising clients in securities matters, Mr. Batter represents companies involved in litigation arising from consumer class actions and software or other technology licensing disputes.

Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySB 1978Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1982

Client Comments

"John Batter is a first-rate advisor and litigator. He combines deep substantive expertise, practical advice, and a terrific bedside manner. He achieved a terrific result for my company, and while I'd prefer to avoid the need for his services in the future, he would be the first attorney I would call."

"John Batter is a consummate professional with deep expertise, a terrific bedside manner, and the kind of confidence that puts a client at ease even when addressing complex sensitive matters with significant potential consequences."

Office Location

60 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation