During his many years of practice, John Oberdorfer has established himself as an advocate for complex domestic and international disputes. His many successful cases demonstrate his ability to work in uncharted waters and develop new and creative arguments and solutions.
He prides himself on communicating complex issues in a straightforward, understandable, and persuasive way. In 2013, John was ranked among the top 10 commercial litigation lawyers in the nation by United States Lawyer Rankings.
John’s prime areas of concentration are complex civil and government investigations and disputes (both in the US and internationally), the defense of securities accounting cases, and class actions. He has represented non-US clients at the World Bank and in litigation in US courts. John has represented clients in arbitration disputes, and has also advised and spoken about arbitration issues.
He has successfully litigated Fifth Amendment “takings” cases, as well as First Amendment commercial speech cases. In his securities defense work, he represents clients before the SEC, in court cases brought by the SEC, and in shareholder class actions. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions. John chaired the Squire Patton Boggs’ litigation department for many years and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He is currently president of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation.