Vedder Price

John H. Eickemeyer

Shareholder

John H. Eickemeyer is a Shareholder in the New York office of Vedder Price and is Co-Chair of the firm's Accounting Law practice group.

Mr. Eickemeyer has been engaged for more than 25 years in the defense of liability claims against accountants and attorneys, including claims based on alleged audit and review failures, negligent tax advice and tax preparation, and alleged failures to detect defalcations. Mr. Eickemeyer regularly advises accounting firms with respect to risk management strategies and potential liability situations, and he represents accountants in administrative, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Eickemeyer has also assisted accounting firms with a variety of transactional issues.

Mr. Eickemeyer is the co-founder and co-chair of the annual ALI-CLE program on Accountants’ Liability and is the co-author, with Dan L. Goldwasser and Thomas Arnold, of the PLI Accountants' Liability treatise. Mr. Eickemeyer is also the author of The CPA's Partnership Agreement and regularly speaks on topics of interest to the accounting profession, such as techniques for managing liability risks, record retention and the impact of changing accounting standards on the accounting profession. Mr. Eickemeyer is a Vice President of the Accountants Club of America and previously served on the New York State Society of CPAs' Quality Enhancement Policy Committee.

In addition to his representation of the accounting profession, Mr. Eickemeyer has litigated extensively on behalf of insurance carriers in complex coverage cases, including cases involving coverage for toxic waste, lead paint and asbestos claims and claims arising from use of allegedly defective products. Mr. Eickemeyer has also litigated a wide variety of attorneys’ liability, securities, commercial and antitrust cases.

In 2015, Mr. Eickemeyer was named a BTI Client Service All-Star—a recognition of attorneys across the U.S. who deliver the absolute best service to clients. He was also selected for inclusion from 2008 to 2014 in New York Super Lawyers.

John H. Eickemeyer

Shareholder

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Fordham University, M.A., 1978
  • Fordham University, B.A., 1977

John H. Eickemeyer

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice)
  • Second Vice President, Accountants Club of America
  • Former Member, New York State Society of CPA’s Quality Enhancement Policy Committee
  • Former President, Eastchester, New York Board of Education

John H. Eickemeyer

Shareholder