John is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He practices in complex litigation, including antitrust, franchise, tobacco products, securities, financial institutions, insurance, intellectual property and product liability disputes. He has litigated in state and federal courts in many jurisdictions and in arbitration proceedings.
KFC Corporation v. JRN, Inc. (W.D. Ky. 2012) — Lead trial counsel representing second largest U.S. franchisee of KFC that defeated preliminary injunction motion, which later settled.
KFC National Council and Advertising Cooperative, Inc. v. KFC Corporation (Del. Chan. 2011) — Lead trial counsel representing KFC National Council and Advertising Cooperative, which obtained trial judgment in its favor.
Lead Trial Counsel — Lead trial counsel for a major sporting goods manufacturer in multi-district federal litigation involving antitrust and tortious inference claims in the context of rule-making by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Representation — Represented parties in numerous litigation, arbitration and other matters involving the tobacco industry’s Master Settlement Agreement with 46 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. Territories.
Antitrust Advice — Antitrust advice to clients relating to mergers and acquisitions and disputes regarding distribution, franchisor-franchisee relations and pricing.