John Boyle

John Boyle

Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials
John Boyle represents clients in complex litigation involving a wide range of commercial matters before trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations. His multijurisdictional experience includes appearances in federal and state courts across the United States on behalf of corporations and individuals.

Bio

Mr. Boyle has represented a diverse client base in a variety of matters, including commercial contract disputes, securities fraud claims, employment litigation, trademark disputes, internal investigations, regulatory requests and bankruptcy-related proceedings. His experience includes representing:

  • one of the largest feeder funds in connection with various consolidated class, derivative and individual actions, and subsequent appeals and settlements arising out of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme;
  • a corporate parent bank in a multibillion-dollar residential mortgage-backed securities litigation brought by a monoline bond insurer alleging claims of fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and successor liability;
  • a leading health care services and information company in an expedited litigation and appeal concerning its $2 billion acquisition of an integrated community-based oncology company;
  • a pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with multidistrict litigation brought by cities and counties in Texas relating to the marketing of opioid medications;
  • an international consumer goods company in a bankruptcy trial against a consortium of lenders concerning the reinstatement of a $1.4 billion loan, referred to as a “cram-down” reorganization;
  • a leading U.S. bank in securities fraud, breach of contract and wrongful termination actions arising out of the bank’s acquisition of a multibillion-dollar leasing company from a leading Japanese conglomerate;
  • a U.S. information technology company that securely exchanges data within the automotive and health care sectors in a Section 11 securities class action alleging misrepresentations in connection with its IPO;
  • a U.S.-based investment bank in defending against federal securities fraud and state law claims in federal district courts in New Jersey and Massachusetts arising out of investment banking services and research analyst coverage concerning a Belgium-based voice recognition software company;
  • a company operating exclusively within the People’s Republic of China and incorporated in the Cayman Islands against efforts seeking to enjoin its merger with another China-based entity;
  • public companies in numerous federal securities actions alleging that proxy statement disclosures concerning executive compensation and/or equity and incentive compensation plans were inadequate or misleading;
  • CEOs and other similarly situated persons against claims seeking “short-swing profits” under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act;
  • a privately held company in litigation stemming from its acquisition of the world’s largest producer of potassium nitrate; and
  • a leading private equity firm in an action to recover breach of contract and fraud damages arising from its investment in a titanium alloy producer.

On a pro bono basis, Mr. Boyle has worked to assist an international humanitarian and charitable organization in the protection of its trademark rights and advised new immigrants and undocumented persons regarding their rights and access to life-saving organ donations.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1995 (summa cum laude; St. John’s Law Review)
  • B.A., Regents College, 1993

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Utah, and Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Bruce S. Jenkins, U.S. District Judge, District of Utah (1996-1999)

John Boyle

Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials
john.boyle@skadden.com