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John McDermott

Associate, Employment Law Department
Washington, D.C.
2050 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
United States

Fax: 1(202) 551-0396


John McDermott is an associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. McDermott was an associate at a large, multinational law firm where he represented corporate clients in all stages of litigation, with a focus on complex litigation and class action defense.

Mr. McDermott received his B.A. in Politics from the Catholic University of America, magna cum laude. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. McDermott is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.


  • The Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

  • The Catholic University of America, B.A. (magna cum laude)

Recent Representations

  • Represented a large health insurer in a class action case before the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, challenging billion-dollar over-payment recovery system

  • Represented an industry-leader investment management firm in class action before the Northern District of California

  • Successfully argued a dispositive motion on behalf of a major health insurer in the District of Connecticut




District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2016
The Catholic University of America, B.A. 2013

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