John M. Scannapieco is a shareholder in the Nashville office of Baker Donelson and is a co-leader of the Firm's Global Business Team. Business is increasingly global in scope with improved technology, transportation and communication, as well as increased migration and the movement of people, all of which has increased globalization, making cross-border business and trade more practical. John provides strategic guidance and counsel to businesses and individuals regarding their existing global operations or to those contemplating global expansion.
Mr. Scannapieco assists U.S. and foreign clients in connection with the sale or disposition of assets, as well as the negotiation and drafting of distribution, manufacturing, employment and agency agreements throughout the world, including the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He works with a variety of U.S.-based companies in connection with their business activities in China, Europe, the Americas and Africa. He also advises companies that are contemplating pursuing a China strategy, as well as those companies that are currently doing business in China or with China-based businesses. Mr. Scannapieco assists U.S. manufacturing companies with their activities overseas and foreign companies desiring to expand operations to the United States. He works with U.S.-based health care companies in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including China, Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Mr. Scannapieco also has worked with several companies in connection with the expansion of their global workforce.
Mr. Scannapieco is the Honorary Consul for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Tennessee and is Chairman of the Japan America Society of Tennessee, a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's International Business Council, a member of the advisory board of Belmon University's International Business Center, a member of the board of the Tennessee World Affairs Council and a member of the board of the TN-China Business Network. He also represents the firm in TerraLex and Mackrell International, two leading international legal networks. Through his involvement in these organizations, he routinely helps clients locate resources, including legal, financial accounting or other assistance, to complete transactions or to resolve disputes throughout the world. He has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in International Law.
Domestically, Mr. Scannapieco handles all types of ERISA disputes, including class action and individual claims relating to denials of claims for benefits, severance plans, fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction provisions, ERISA Section 510 claims, plan investment losses, subrogation/reimbursement claims and claims brought against managed care organizations. His typical clients include plan sponsors, welfare and pension plans, fiduciaries, insurance companies, claim administrators and managed care organizations. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in ERISA Litigation.