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John P. McEntee, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Long Island office, is an experienced trial lawyer representing clients in business disputes. John has served as president of the Nassau County Bar Association. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County and as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force.

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Obtained the dismissal of shareholder class actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty by the Board of Directors of a publicly-held bank in connection with a bank merger.°
  • Obtained a jury verdict exceeding $100,000,000 in connection with the murder of an on-duty New York City police officer
  • Obtained the dismissal of class action claims against a member of the National Hockey League relating to the sale of playoff tickets.°
  • Obtained the dismissal of claims against a member of the National Hockey League for breach of contract arising from a league-directed player lockout.°
  • Obtained the dismissal of employment discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act claims against a member of the National Hockey League.°
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a Fortune 500 computer software company in a claim for breach of contract. Defended on appeal.°
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a Fortune 500 computer software company dismissing claims for sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and unlawful retaliation.°
  • Obtained the dismissal of defamation claims against a Fortune 500 computer software company for statements in the corporation’s annual report to shareholders. Defended on appeal.°
  • Obtained a directed verdict in favor of a Fortune 500 computer software company dismissing claims brought by a former sales representative to recover sales commissions.°
  • Obtained an arbitration award dismissing claims against a publicly-held health care company for misappropriation of mainframe computer software algorithms and system architecture.°
  • Obtained a verdict exceeding $10 million on behalf of two medical testing companies against two professional corporations and a medical testing company for breach of contract.°
  • Obtained a defense verdict dismissing claims of self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duty against the trust division of a national bank. Defended on appeal.°
  • Obtained, in a pro bono action on behalf of a sexual assault victim, a substantial jury verdict under New York’s “Son of Sam” law. Defended on appeal.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a commercial real estate owner dismissing claims the owner unreasonably refused to consent to the assignment of a lease of a petroleum storage facility.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. McEntee prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County (District Court, County Court, and Rackets Bureaus), 1985-1989
  • Assistant Deputy Attorney General, New York State Organized Crime Task Force, 1988-1989

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Recognized, New York Law Journal, Highest Jury Verdict in New York State ($100,361,000), 2002
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2010, 2012-2021
  • Honoree, Nassau County Bar Association, “Access to Justice,” 2016
  • Recognized, Long Island Business News, “Leadership in Law Award,” 2015
  • Selected, Long Island Business News, “Who’s Who in Law,” 2015
  • Recognized, Touro Law School, “Public Interest Attorney of the Year,” 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent®5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, 1995-Present
    • President, 2014-2015
    • Chair, Commercial Litigation Committee, 2017-2019
  • Member, New York State Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission, 10th Judicial District, 2016-2020
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Molloy College, 2018-Present
  • Member, House of Delegates, New York State Bar Association, 2010-2015
  • Fellow, New York State Bar Foundation, 2008-Present
  • President, Nassau Bar Foundation, 2015-2017
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Council of Governing Boards, New York State Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, 2016-Present

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, St. John's University School of Law
  • B.S., The College at Brockport, State University of New York
弁護士資格
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit