John is a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Counseling and Litigation group. He has substantial experience in antitrust litigation and counseling including defending against challenges to mergers and acquisitions, monopolization and attempted monopolization, price fixing, class actions, and criminal investigations.
In addition, he has been significantly involved in general commercial litigation. His antitrust background has involved advising clients on myriad issues from acquisitions to vertical restraints. John also has counseled hospitals and other health care providers with respect to the competition issues associated with general operations, acquisitions and divestitures, including competitive effects, pre-merger coordination, due diligence and governmental review.
Some of John’s more notable engagements include:
John has argued cases before the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law and Litigation Sections; the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Antitrust Section, past board of governors chair; and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He has lectured frequently at the OSBA’s Antitrust Institute and is co-chair of the annual ALI-ABA program in Washington, D.C. — “Trying and Winning a Civil Antitrust Case.” He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for Antitrust Litigation and is included in The Best Lawyers in America for Antitrust Law, recently receiving the distinction of “Lawyer of the Year.” He is also recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA.
John is the Ohio State Senator for the 18th Senate District. He was appointed to fill an unexpired term in 2011, and was elected to a full four-year term in November 2012. He has served on the boards of the Geauga County YMCA and the Chagrin River Land Conservancy, and as chairman of the Munson Township Zoning Commission. He has authored chapters in the OSBA’s Valentine Act Monograph and the ABA Monograph “Obtaining Discovery Abroad.”
John joined Calfee in 1980.