John Butts

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

John J. Butts is a partner and vice chair of the firm’s Litigation/Controversy Department, vice chair of the Business Trial Group, and a member of the Securities Department and the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2000.

Mr. Butts has litigated and arbitrated across the country in a wide range of complex commercial and securities matters. He has successfully represented clients in the banking, financial services, life sciences, information technology and automotive industries in cases with significant financial implications.

His more frequent matters include business tort, trade secret, and contract disputes as well as consumer and securities class actions. Before law school, Mr. Butts served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.

Experience : Successfully represented numerous technology clients in trade secret and licensing disputes, including cases involving complex technologies in the financial services, biotechnology, information technology, video game and Internet of Things fields.

Lead counsel for an artificial intelligence company in a multi-forum dispute with a former investor, prevailing on all claims and recovering attorneys’ fees in arbitration and securing the dismissal of a related defamation case in federal court.

Lead counsel for a financial services company, and prevailed at arbitration, in a dispute related to the value of the company’s privately held stock.

Obtained dismissal, and successfully defended a subsequent appeal, of a putative nationwide consumer class action alleging that consumers overpaid for a product that was later recalled from the market due to safety concerns.

Defended a number of multinational companies and individual defendants in putative class actions alleging breaches of ERISA fiduciary duties, including several cases challenging the prudence of investment decisions.

Obtained dismissal of a putative nationwide class action against The Hartford Financial Services Group in a complex multi-district litigation which asserted, among others, RICO, ERISA, antitrust and common law claims relating to the payment of contingent commissions to insurance brokers.


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1999
  • BS, Villanova University, 1992

ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts

CLERKSHIPS : The Hon. Patti B. Saris, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1999 – 2000


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