John concentrates his practice in federal securities law matters and mergers and acquisitions. His securities practice includes representing issuers in connection with primary and secondary public offerings of debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings, stock repurchase programs and private placements of debt and equity securities. He is regularly involved in advising clients regarding disclosure requirements under the federal securities laws. John is the chairman of the firm’s national Securities Practice Group. John is a member of the American Bar Association (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee and Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Business Law Section), the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the Nasdaq Listings Qualifications Panel (2004–present). He holds a JD from Albany Law School, as well as a BA from Willamette University. He is admitted to practice in New York and District of Columbia.