John Ruskusky, a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, is a trial attorney who represents companies and individuals in high-stakes and bet-the-company business disputes. John leads the firm’s Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Health team and also serves on the firm’s Pro Bono committee.
I have more than twenty years of trial, arbitration and counseling experience involving the management of complex business disputes and disputes involving law firms.
I counsel businesses and their executives, members and owners in a wide range of disputes, including large business transactions (such as distribution and purchase agreements), life sciences and medical devices, fiduciary duty claims and dissolution and valuation. Some of my relevant recent experience includes the following:
I represent corporate clients in a variety of False Claims Act cases, including those at the pre-intervention stage. My experience includes Department of Defense, Department of Education and General Services Administration matters.
I also represent clients in government investigations and proceedings, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.
I represent corporate clients in a variety of construction and real estate disputes, including construction defect and delay, property management, general contract, indemnity, Fair Housing Act and zoning matters.
As litigation costs continue to rise, I see growing client demand for alternative-fee arrangements, including discounted rates coupled with “banked” fees and success fees. I have employed these and other risk-reward sharing arrangements with my clients to fairly allocate risk, and to provide certainty in fee exposure while ensuring the best possible result.
Law360 | July 16, 2020
This article includes commentary from Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners John Ruskusky and Seth Horvath on some of the most noteworthy Illinois decisions thus far in 2020. John discusses a decision related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, while Seth comments on a decision regarding parents suing paint makers for children’s lead test costs, as well as a ruling on a record destruction provision in the Chicago police union contract.
Law360 | April 27, 2020
In this article on the rise of BIPA litigation in Illinois, Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partner John Ruskusky is quoted for his outlook on what it means for a defendant to be negligent under BIPA, and the technologies at issue.
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George Washington University Law School, J.D., with highest honors; Order of the Coif; The George Washington University Law Review
University of Notre Dame, B.S., cum laude
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois