John Ruskusky, a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Litigation department, is a business counselor and trial attorney who represents companies and individuals in high-stakes and bet-the-company business disputes. John leads the firm’s Complex Disputes practice group, leads the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Health team, co-leads the Biometric Information Privacy Act 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 owners, officers, and investors in a wide range of disputes, including large business transactions (such as distribution and purchase agreements), life sciences and medical devices, food and beverage disputes, fiduciary duty claims, data privacy matters, 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, General Services Administration, and healthcare 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.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
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
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