Representative examples of his many litigation, trial, and post-trial victories for clients include:
* Eliminating 95 percent of the largest antitrust jury verdict in the U.S. by taking over the case after trial. * Winning summary judgment for a Fortune 10 company against $200 million in federal antitrust claims brought by a putative class of all of the company's domestic distributors/retailers. * Winning a high-profile trial in which he defended the country's second largest school district against a Donald Trump partnership that sought $26 million in damages regarding development of an historic site in Los Angeles.
John also served as in-house counsel and vice president for companies formed by the Robert M. Bass Group while helping to liquidate more than $6 billion in bad bank assets formerly held by American Savings & Loan Association.
John is rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell. This is Martindale's top rating, reflecting practice at the highest level of professional excellence. John is a Fellow in The Litigation Counsel of America honorary society for trial lawyers. He is also listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2013 edition).
In addition to private practice, John is very involved in the community. He has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He has handled significant pro bono matters including, a recent litigation victory in which he obtained the first federal court order in the U.S. requiring a school district to accommodate the service dog of a student with autism. John has also been a volunteer youth basketball coach and served on the steering committee of Athletes for Obama.
John holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review, and an A.B. from Harvard College, where he was a John Harvard Scholar (top 5% of undergraduate students). After law school, he clerked for the Honorable John Feikens, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. John was also a NCAA Division I student-athlete, and he was a teammate of NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson. He was selected Honorable Mention on the McDonald's High School All-American Basketball Team by a panel that included legendary coach John Wooden.