John J. McGivney - Rubin and Rudman LLP
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John J. McGivney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 617-330-7017

John McGivney is a Partner and the Chair of Rubin and Rudman’s Litigation Practice Group. John has tried more than 40 cases in state and federal trial courts; has arbitrated numerous matters; has served as an arbitrator, certified mediator, and master in civil litigation; and has briefed or argued 25 appeals, in various areas of civil law, in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  He has also settled thousands of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a recovery for two claimants in excess of $100 million.

John has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, and has also represented clients in matters with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Attorney General and other regulatory agencies, including the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, and the Massachusetts Outdoor Advertising Board, and the New York Departments of Labor and Environmental Conservation.

Selected Representations

  • Commercial litigation, including trade secret and unfair competitio
  • Construction law, including construction site accidents, contract disputes in both public and private construction, and suretyship
  • Defamation, privacy and civil rights
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Dissolution of partnerships and businesses
  • Education law
  • Employment law, including ERISA and FEHBA
  • Insurance law, including coverage, extracontractual liability, primary/excess insurance and reinsurance, property, casualty, life, disability, and marine/cargo insurance
  • Mass tort and class actions
  • Motor vehicle tort
  • National security clearance
  • Premises liability
  • Private international law including the laws of Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Peoples Republic of China, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
  • Probate disputes over trusts and estates
  • Products liability
  • Professional malpractice, including accountants, architects and engineers, and attorneys
  • Real estate and lease disputes
  • Securities litigation, including securities fraud, and broker-dealer arbitration
  • Taxpayer disputes
  • Trademark and licensing
  • Zoning and permitting litigation

Office Location

50 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110-3319
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male