John is a partner in the Corporate & Business Litigation Group, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on representing directors and officers, corporations, limited liability companies and general and limited partnerships in litigation concerning mergers and acquisitions and other complex commercial disputes brought in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Complex Commercial Division of the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Delaware, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has worked on such matters as the Men’s Wearhouse $1.8 billion buyout offer to acquire Jos. A. Bank, Air Products’ $7 billion takeover attempt of Airgas, the Bear Stearns merger with JPMorgan, and Caremark Rx, Inc.’s $27 billion merger with CVS Corporation.
John also has extensive experience advising clients with respect to statutory proceedings authorized under Delaware’s business statutes, including, for example, demands for books and records, advancement and indemnification, requests for dissolution and receiverships, and a broad variety of corporate governance disputes. John also regularly advises boards of directors and special committees in internal investigations, and stockholder derivative demands.