Vedder Price is pleased to announce that John C. Cleary has joined the firm’s New York office as a Shareholder in the Litigation and Intellectual Property practice areas.
Mr. Cleary comes to Vedder Price from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he began his legal career in 1984 at the predecessor firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae. He left as an associate in 1987 to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Cleary’s government service included trial and appellate work across a wide range of constitutional and federal regulatory issues.
Upon his return to LeBoeuf, Lamb, and subsequent promotion to partner, Mr. Cleary led large-scale litigation projects for U.S., U.K. and other clients, serving as lead trial counsel in a host of complex matters. At Dewey & LeBoeuf, which was formed in October 2007, Mr. Cleary focused his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation, with particular emphasis on the insurance and energy sectors. He is called upon by clients for a full range of dispute resolution services, from prelitigation advice to appellate and postappellate advocacy.
Mr. Cleary is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the courts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and the District of Columbia and multiple federal courts.
“John has incredible experience in dispute resolution, insurance, intellectual property and other commercial litigation,” states Thomas P. Cimino, Jr., Chair of the Litigation practice area. “His background on a wide range of litigation matters will be of tremendous value to our clients and our practice in general.”
Mr. Cleary received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.