John V. McDermott - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

John V. McDermott

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 303-223-1118

John serves as the firm's General Counsel and also is a member of its Executive Committee. He formerly chaired its national Litigation Department. He is a trial attorney with 30 years of experience handling commercial matters. In the past 18 months, John has first chaired victories in one trial and two arbitrations, and successfully argued another case before the Colorado Court of Appeals, which affirmed a victory in another trial court. John also specializes in corporate governance and serves as independent counsel to the boards of directors of a $40 billion public pension fund and one of the world's largest engineering firms.

John represents public and private companies, their officers and directors, issuers of securities, investment banks, broker-dealers, auditors and others in litigation, including securities and corporate governance disputes. He also represents companies and individuals in litigation involving real estate, banking, software, natural resources and other commercial areas. Additionally, John represents clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by state and federal agencies and self-regulatory organizations.

John conducts internal investigations for companies and also represents individuals in such investigations.

Before joining the firm, John chaired the Trial Department at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP in Denver. John has been recognized by Chambers USABest Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers as one of Colorado's top trial attorneys.

South Dakota State UniversityBASc 1978University of MichiganMSc 1980University of MichiganJ.D. 1981
Denver Metro Chamber Economic Development CorporationColorado Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Commission on the Legal ProfessionLatin American Educational FoundationColorado Energy Coalition

Case History

Represent US-Based Coal Company in Major Litigation over Take or Pay Contract — Represented nation''s largest coal company in energy litigation involving take or pay contract
Defense of Board of Directors of Public Energy Company in SEC Investigation — Successfully defended the board of directors in an SEC investigation involving allegations of corporate misconduct
Defense of Investment Banking Firm in Multi-District Antitrust Litigation — Mr. McDermott defends an investment banking firm in a multi-district antitrust class action involving allegations by a class of municipal securities issuers of alleged bid rigging by the defendants.

Office Location

410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202-4432
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Denver Metro Area
John V. McDermott has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Business Disputes, Class Actions, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male