Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Intellectual Property; Mass Torts; Insurance Coverage; Commercial Contracts.
Education: University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., magna cum laude, 1981; J.D., 1984). Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Property, 1982 and Family Wealth Transactions, 1983. Extern for Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1983-1984.
Biography: Admitted to bar, 1984, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1994, U.S. Supreme Court.
Member: American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section); Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Reported Cases: Coalition Advocating Legal Housing Options v. City of Santa Monica, 88 Cal.App 4th 451 (2001); Kasler v. Lockyer, 23 Cal. 4th 472 (2000); Wilmington Liquid Bulk Terminals v. Somerset Marine Inc., 53 Cal.App 4th 186 (1998); Nordyke v. Santa Clara County, 110 F.3d 707 (9th Cir.1997); SGS Thomson Microel v. International Rectifier Corp., 29 USPQ2d 1641 (C.D. Cal. 1993); Arizona Pipeline Co. v. Superior Court, 22 Cal.App. 4th 33 (1994); Benefiel v. Exxon Corp., 1991 A.M.C. 769, aff'd 959 F.2d 805 (9th Cir. 1992); Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V. v. Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Tunney, 202 Cal.App 3d 1424 (1988).
Born: Seattle, Washington, October 27, 1959.
John is resident in the Torrance office.