John Schriver has over four decades of experience in high stakes litigation. He has tried numerous cases throughout the United States, representing both corporate entities and individuals in complex business disputes, including shareholder disputes, breach of trust matters and trade secret theft claims.
- Obtained jury verdict for fraud and punitive damages in favor of client, a young dentist who was induced to buy a retiring dentist’s practice based on inflated financials due to up-coding of procedures.
- Obtained an injunction on behalf of Travelport, LP precluding American Airlines from terminating its contracts with Orbitz.com and reinstating Orbitz’s ability to display and ticket American Airlines flights. Decision affirmed on appeal.
- Represented executive/manager against claims for violation of the Illinois Wage Payment Act. At the conclusion of the trial, won two of three motions for directed findings, and settled favorably thereafter. Moore v. Suburban Financial Management Corp.
- Represented plaintiffs suing trustee of their grandfather’s trust for mismanagement of trust assets and an accounting. Won order for accounting and summary judgment that surcharged the trustee for full amount of the trust corpus plus interest. Stearns v. Cutler
- Handled numerous cases for professional engineers and contractors relating to construction matters and mechanics liens, bodily injuries, wrongful death, alleged violations of the Illinois Scaffolding Act and various OSHA-related issues.
- Successfully represented homeowners group in suit against developer for shoddy construction and damages resulting from hurricane.
- Represented various parties in employment-related disputes over executive compensation, stock rights, severance payments, covenants not to compete, and alleged theft of trade secrets.
- Represented largest bar code manufacturer in the U.S. in patent infringement case. Won summary judgment against allegations that a staple gun for affixing bar codes to lumber was developed through “infringement by the equivalents.”
- Successfully represented majority shareholders in dispute over obligations of majority shareholders of closely held company under Illinois Oppression Statute. Jahn v. Kinderman
Education : Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1971
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Wisconsin
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Duane Morris LLP , – Partner, 2001-present
- McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, Illinois, – Partner, 1970-2001
- United States Air Force Reserve, – Sergeant, Honorable Discharge, 1975
- American Bar Association, – Section of Litigation
- Illinois State Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
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