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John J. McDonough

Company Information

London Fischer
59 Maiden Ln
New York, NY 10038
(212) 331-9450
Member Bio
John J. McDonough is a Member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Vice Chair of
the General Litigation Department. He focuses his practice, both nationally and
internationally, on general litigation and complex insurance defense matters
including directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions litigation, complex
product liability matters, and mass tort litigation. He specializes in catastrophic
injury cases arising from toxic exposures including asbestos, benzene and lead,
construction accidents, medical malpractice, professional liability, food liability
including labeling liability and integrity of contents, multi-district litigation and
class action litigation, food borne biohazards such as bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease), mercury and Diacetyl. John’s practice
includes advice on complex insurance and reinsurance matters, including London
LMX business, for major foreign reinsurers and involvement in complex
insurance and reinsurance disputes. He was appellate counsel in the landmark
antisubrogation case in New York, North Star v. Continental Insurance Co.

John is a frequent author and lecturer for many organizations, including the
Defense Research Institute (DRI), the Torts and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
of the New York State Bar Association, the Defense Association of New York
(DANY), and the American Conference Institute. John is a member of the board
of directors of the DRI, and a former president of the Defense Association of New
York (1997-1998); chairman of the board of directors of the Defense Association
of New York (1998-1999); editor-in-chief of The Defendant, the quarterly journal
of DANY (1989-Present) and a member of FDCC. John has also been frequently
asked to provide quotes for publications including Business Week and the New
York Law Journal.

John earned his bachelor of arts degree at Boston College in 1976 and his law
degree at the New England School of Law in 1979. He was admitted to practice in
New York in 1980.
Firm Information
Established in 1970, and ranked among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, Cozen O'Connor's 550 attorneys help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, and serve their needs through 24 offices across two continents.

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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Director & Officers Liability
Drug & Medical Device
General Litigation
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Law
Labor Law
Mass Tort
Medical Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Toxic Torts & Environmental Law
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Construction Law
DRI International
Fidelity and Surety
Insurance Law
Litigation Skills

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