John Moran is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office. He represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts across the country, including class actions, employment law matters, contract disputes, and tort cases. John is also frequently involved in advising clients on contractual, regulatory, statutory, and constitutional issues.
Before joining Kirkland, John served as a Law Clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Wright v. Harrison. Obtained full dismissal with prejudice for private-equity client in an ERISA class action alleging multiple federal and state-law claims.
Raytheon ERISA Litigation. Represented Raytheon in ERISA litigation in federal court in the District of Arizona relating to retiree health benefits at Raytheon Tucson missile facility.
In Re Online Travel Company (OTC) Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation. Represent defendant hotel corporation in multi-district antitrust class action alleging Sherman Act violations.
Aviva Life & Annuity Co. v. American General Life Insurance Co. Represent plaintiff in breach-of-contract and tortious-interference action in Delaware Chancery Court.
Corsello v. Verizon New York, Inc. Represent Verizon in purported consumer class action filed in Eastern District of New York. District court dismissed complaint in full; appeal currently pending before Second Circuit.
Jentz v. ConAgra Foods, Inc. Represent ConAgra on appeal in Seventh Circuit from jury award of over $170 million in tort cases related to a grain-bin explosion.
Other Representative Matters
Advised various clients on a range of issues, including contract disputes, employment law, and cyber-security.