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John H. Snyder launched his own law practice in November 2010, after practicing for seven years as a litigator at Proskauer Rose LLP. John has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of business disputes, including the representation of:
An internationally acclaimed singer/entertainer in an action brought by her manager and co-venturer, involving claims that, as majority owner of the closely-held LLC that held the rights to the singer’s work, the singer had breached her fiduciary duties. (Supreme Court, New York County)
The trustees of a worker’s compensation trust against fiduciary duty claims brought by members of the trust. (Supreme Court, Albany County)
A large banking institution against claims that it violated contractual and fiduciary duties with respect to its service as a trustee of numerous trusts. (Supreme Court, New York County)
A publishing company in obtaining the complete enforcement of a senior executive's post-employment non-competition covenant, entered into in connection with the sale of the executive's business. (Supreme Court, New York County)
A large retailer in five shareholder derivative lawsuits in three jurisdictions regarding alleged stock option backdating, resulting in a favorable appellate ruling on an issue of first-impression under New York law. (Supreme Court, New York County; New Jersey State Court; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
A major brokerage in connection with claims of securities fraud concerning the auction rate securities market. (U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY)
A major brokerage in connection with a financial dispute concerning the compensation for the co-heads of a trading desk. (JAMS Arbitration)
A large closely-held company and its founder in a complex dispute, litigated in three jurisdictions, concerning management rights, corporate governance and tax status. (Supreme Court, New York and Nassau Counties; Southern District of New York)
A real estate developer in a partnership dispute concerning a major hotel development project. (AAA Arbitration)
Numerous high level executives in connection with securities fraud claims and SEC proceedings.
Numerous real estate developers in connection with foreclosure actions.
In addition to his litigation practice, John serves as outside general counsel to emerging companies.
John is the secretary of the Election Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and has testified before the New York State Senate regarding redistricting in New York State. John is also a member of the State Affairs Committee of Citizens’ Union, New York’s oldest “good government” organization, and has represented Citizens’ Union in successfully advocating the constitutionality of New York City’s campaign finance law. John has also worked as a volunteer lawyer for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in protecting voting rights in the state of Ohio.
John represented 13 sexual assault advocacy organizations pro bono, as amici curiae, in proposing before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court a new rule of evidence for sexual assault cases, adopted in whole by the Court in 2008 in Commonwealth v. Murungu.
John’s pro bono work also includes representation of numerous theatrical and arts organizations.
John is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Rising Star||New York Super Lawyers||2013|
|Associate||Proskauer Rose LLP||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harvard Law School Association||Founder - Solo and Boutique Law Firm Network||2011 - Present|
|Association of the Bar of the City of New York||Secretary - Election Law Committee||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Wandel ex rel. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. v. Eisenberg, 60 A.D.3d 77, 871 N.Y.S.2d 102 (1st Dep't 2009)||Affirmed trial court decision dismissing complaint|
|Rahbari v. Oros, 732 F. Supp. 2d 367 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)||Case dismissed for failure to make pre-suit demand.|
|In re Am. Int'l Group, Inc., 965 A.2d 763 (Del. Ch. 2009)||Motion to dismiss granted|
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|Attorney At Work||Bad Networking Ain't Networking||2012|
|Law Practice Magazine||10 Steps to Prepare Yourself for a Graceful Launch||2011|
|Attorney At Work||First, Figure Out Your Billing Strategy||2011|
|The Deal||Keep 'em in their seats||2011|
|Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts||Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration||2010|
|Client Alert||The Supreme Court Addresses The Statute Of Limitations In Securities Fraud Cases In Merck & Co. v. Reynolds||2010|
|National Law Journal||The Fight Over The Loss Causation Burden Isn't Over||2007|
|Harvard University Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Testimony Before New York State Senate||Political Redistricting in New York State||2010|
|Proskauer Rose LLP Corporate Attorney Training||Litigator's Perspective on M&A Deals - 2010||2010|
|Proskauer Rose CLE||Litigator's Perspective on M&A Deals - 2009||2009|