John Durrant has a diversified litigation practice, focussed on complex civil litigation and disputes involving securities and financial issues. He has defended numerous lawsuits involving alleged securities fraud and misstatements in the offering of securities, arising under federal securities laws, blue sky laws, and common law. He has litigated cases involving business torts, complex contractual arrangements, intellectual property, unfair competition, real estate, insurance, and partnership disputes, including cases related to the operation of investment management companies and hedge funds. He also has represented clients in regulatory inquiries related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has substantial experience in bankruptcy related litigation.
Mr. Durrant has tried jury trials through verdict. For instance, he successfully tried a case in which potential damages exceeded $600 million and the officers and board members of the company faced individual liability. He also has helped clients avoid litigation by finding business solutions to disputes and by negotiating with adverse parties.
Mr. Durrant has drafted and successfully argued dozens of motions at all stages of the litigation process and on appeal. For instance, he drafted post-trial briefs that resulted in the reduction of a $41.7 million verdict to $4 million.