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John J. Elliott is an associate in the Litigation Practice of the firm's New York office. John has wide-ranging experience in a variety of litigation areas, including consumer class actions, commercial, antitrust and intellectual property. He has taken cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, and appears regularly before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and alternative dispute resolution panels.


  • Complex commercial litigation & arbitration
  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual property
  • Class actions





  • Representing publicly-listed biotechnology company in patent and contract litigations against numerous defendants.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in class action alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization in waste disposal industry. 2012 WL 3580150 (E.D.N.Y. 2012).
  • Represented real estate developer in sixteen-day international arbitration against lender concerning dispute over New York City hotel renovation project.
  • Represented major clothing manufacturer in copyright action taken to jury verdict in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented consumer products manufacturer in putative class action taken to jury verdict in Supreme Court, New York County.
  • Defeated class certification (237 F.R.D. 357 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)) and obtained summary judgment in consolidated consumer class actions against internationally-known camera manufacturer.
  • Represented several pro bono clients in child custody and support proceedings; founding participant in the New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program, where John meets with and counsels unrepresented litigants on a variety of family law issues.
  • Research Assistant, Therion Biologies Corp., Immunology/Assay Development Lab


  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2015-2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
    • Dean's List
    • Senior editor, Georgetown International Law Journal
  • B.S., Biology, Duke University, 2000
  • New York