John Gall is the immediate past global co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice. He has an extensive trial and appellate practice involving commercial issues, including antitrust claims, business contract disputes, intellectual property rights, professional liability claims and corporate control contests, as well as toxic tort contamination issues. John has taken more than 50 cases to verdict or judgment over the course of his career. John’s clients include large corporations such as an international food products maker, a US chemical company, an Ohio healthcare system, several international financial institutions, three US accounting and consulting firms, and a variety of governmental entities and officials. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995, including recognition as the Columbus, Ohio 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Intellectual Property and 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Patent. He is also consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (litigation) and Ohio Super Lawyers. John has been selected by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top trial lawyers in the Columbus area. John is listed in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of The Best Lawyers in America for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Securities.
His recent experience includes litigation involving alleged anticompetitive conduct on the part of a large international food products maker and a large Ohio healthcare system; alleged chemical contamination over a large geographic area by an international chemical company; the protection of intellectual property rights, including patent, trademark and trade secret information; accounting malpractice claims; negligence and fraud in connection with the purchase and sale of securities; enforcement and defense of substantial contract rights involving business acquisitions, asset sales and purchases; claims against directors and officers of public and private companies; and government projects subject to public bid.
John is a member of the Columbus, Ohio Federal and Federal Circuit Bar Associations, as well as the International Association of Defense Counsel. He participates as a member of the US Anti-Doping Agency Review Board, the International Tennis Federation Anti-Doping Review Board and the India Premier League (Cricket) Anti-Doping Review Board.