John J. Calandra represents clients in complex commercial litigation and heads the New York Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients in litigations and arbitrations crossing many industries, including chemicals, satellite, energy, financial products, outsourcing, hotel management, manufacturing and distribution.
John litigates a wide variety of cases, including securities and common law fraud, long-term distributor and supply agreements, contracts, environmental and product liability, breach of fiduciary duties, negligent misrepresentation, breach of representations and warranties, accounting irregularities, wrongful terminations, antitrust violations, various claims arising from the sale of assets and businesses, and numerous class action lawsuits.
John has served as a judge of Cornell Law School’s highly regarded Transactional Lawyers Competition in 2012 and 2013, and has guest lectured at Fordham Law School on summary judgment tactics and procedures.
Successfully represented a hotel owner against a well-known hotel operator in connection with alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and duties owed under the Hotel Management Agreement
Won a motion for judgment on pleadings in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing fraud claims against the client relating to the plaintiff’s acquisition of the client’s business/assets
Won summary judgment in state court in Hawaii dismissing easement and water run-off claims brought by a neighboring landowner
Successfully represented a leading oil company in connection with a mass tort and class action brought in state and federal courts seeking in excess of $1 billion in total damages relating to environmental contamination allegedly caused by a former refinery
Representing a multibillion-dollar holding company as an opt-out plaintiff in federal court, in a federal securities action against a former auditor
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