Overview


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 technology, chemicals, satellite, energy, financial products, outsourcing, hotel management, manufacturing and distribution.

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Results


  • Representing former CEO of Fortune 100 Company in defense of direct action and derivative claims alleging breach of duty of loyalty in connection with CEO’s negotiation of a merger transaction; succeeded in obtaining dismissal of derivative claim
  • Defeated a pair of preliminary injunction motions in federal court, which sought to enjoin changes to a retiree health care plan that was subject to a consent decree

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Recognition


  • Cornell Law School, received two American Jurisprudence Awards and was selected to the Order of the Coif

Community


  • City University of New York, former trustee, appointed by Governor Pataki in 1996 and reappointed in 2000
  • Cornell Law School’s Transactional Lawyers Competition, judge in 2012 and 2013
  • Fordham Law School, guest lecturer on summary judgment tactics and procedures

Credentials


Education
Cornell Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1991
Columbia University, BA, 1988

Admissions
New York

Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Court

 

John J. Calandra

Insights & Events / Media

New York Law Journal / April 14, 2014

The Not So 'Common' Interest Privilege Applied to M&A Deals

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