John is the Managing Shareholder of the Cleveland office of Ogletree Deakins, an international labor, employment and employee benefits law firm. John’s practice focuses on employment counseling, including employment policies and practices, reductions in force, executive hires/terminations, and issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions. John also has significant experience handling complex employment litigation, including class and collective action litigation and non-compete matters. John received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, his MBA from Fontbonne University, and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to practicing law, John played five years in the National Football League. John is an active speaker on employment law and human resource topics, and he teaches employment law for human resource practitioners at the Penn State University. John has been recognized as “Rising Star” – Ohio Super Lawyers (2010-2012) and recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013, Chambers USA since 2014, and Ohio Super Lawyers since 2015. John also is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.