As the Co-Chair of the Firm’s litigation group, John’s commercial litigation practice concentrates on trade secrets litigation and the enforcement of non-competes throughout the United States.  John is listed in the 2016- 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers of America for Litigation – Intellectual Property and in the 2009-2021 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers. John was also named 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Intellectual Property in Columbus, Ohio by The Best Lawyers of America.  John is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.  He has been quoted on trade secret law and restrictive covenant issues by BloombergThe Wall Street Journal, Wired, The National Law JournalInside Counsel, Law360, and Managing IP; and his blog, “The Trade Secret Litigator” (, has been cited by publications including The Wall Street Journal.

As the Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trade Secret Law Committee, John was actively involved in providing comments and supporting the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the federal statute that The Wall Street Journal called the “most significant expansion” of federal IP law in 70 years.