John’s practice focuses on high-stakes commercial disputes, often with an international nexus. He has particular experience with matters involving Europe and Asia. He has substantial experience in complex international arbitration matters in the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce. He advises clients on a variety of areas, including corporate law, contract disputes, business torts, and bankruptcy law. As part of his pro bono practice, John has represented survivors of sex trafficking and abuse.

John is also very involved in the Italian-American community. He is a Young Executives Committee member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce.

  • Successfully representing an American medical device manufacturer in an ICC arbitration pertaining to a high-profile contractual and trademark dispute with a Japanese medical device manufacturer and distributor
  • Representing a global gaming company in an ongoing dispute with the Hellenic Republic
  • Representing victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking conspiracy
  • Representing Caspian Capital and York Capital Management Global Advisors in bond litigation against a broadcasting company, its President and CEO, and a hedge fund
  • Representing the Ultimate Fighting Championship in defense of a potential antitrust class action being pursued by a group of mixed martial artists
  • Drafting an appellate brief to the Fourth Circuit on a precedent-setting issue involving access to federal courts

  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note & Comment Editor, American University Law Review; Dean’s List Scholarship
  • American University, B.A., International Studies


  • District of Columbia

Associate of the Young and International group of the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution

Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Gang Section

Summer Intern, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Chief Counsel