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Biography

John is a member of the firm’s Business Combinations & Capital Transactions Group and a member of the Mobility & Transportation sub-team, serving on the Automotive Pit Crew. John has over 7 years of experience working in the legal department of a major automotive OEM, currently on assignment several days a week from FBT as the primary onsite attorney at the OEM’s multiple Michigan R&D facilities. John advises his clients, including business executives, scientists, researchers and engineers, on diverse legal matters. John primarily drafts and negotiates commercial agreements relating to technology R&D, while also providing his clients guidance on topics related to intellectual property, supply chain, data privacy, security, licensing, export control, environmental, employment, litigation, real estate and regulatory matters.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Helped to lead development of a major automotive OEM standard terms and conditions design language, and updating internal corporate processes related to implementation

Led the legal and business teams from a major automotive OEM in creating a multi-million-dollar facility rental program

Developed training materials for live and online legal training and implemented company-wide process for execution and tracking at a major automotive OEM

Education

Law School

Wayne State University, J.D., 2014
Moot Court Champion
Jessup Moot Court Regional Quarter-Finalist
Student Board of Governors ABA Representative

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan, B.A., Economics, German, 2001

Bar Membership

John is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Michigan, 2015