John Crisham has briefed, argued, and won complex civil litigation cases involving class actions, energy and environmental matters, commercial and business disputes, products liability and health care, and employment law. John has represented clients at virtually every state of litigation, from dispositive motions to appeals, in more than 15 different states, before 10 different federal Courts of Appeal, and in the United States Supreme Court. He served as counsel for the prevailing petitioners in Mutual Pharmaceutical Company v. Bartlett, 570 U.S. 472 (2013) and Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 (2011), as counsel for amicus curiae the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, 573 U.S. 149 (2014), and as counsel at the certiorari and brief-in-opposition stages on behalf of dozens of corporations and other businesses in several other matters.
John has particular experience defending public and privately-held clients facing bet-the-company class certification cases, and in strategizing and winning cases involving high-stakes and complicated legal issues.
Before joining Greenberg Traurig, John was a litigation partner at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. and before that he served as a law clerk for Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.