John Craig has litigated a broad range of matters, both in court and before administrative agencies. He has also been active in internal corporate investigations, trials, and in advising clients on mitigating litigation risk. John strives to provide clients with sound, practical and cost-effective solutions to their legal problems.
John has represented corporate, institutional and individual clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in challenging and complex matters, involving such areas of the law as contract, fraud, corporate governance, unfair trade practices, securities, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, employment, partnership disputes, the Freedom of Information Act, and civil rights.
Before joining the firm as an associate, John was an associate in the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. In 2009, John also served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office through the Partners in Prosecution program, where he tried both jury and non-jury cases and argued numerous motions.
- B.A., Miami University
- J.D., New York University School of Law, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
- New York
- Southern District of New York
- Obtaining a verdict for defendants sued for fraud by a major European financial institution based on their forty million dollars of subscriptions in two collateralized debt obligation funds after a four-week jury trial.
- Representation of European financial institutions and investment funds in Chapter 11 and 15 proceedings arising out of a Ponzi scheme.
- Representation of monoline insurer in connection with Minnesota Trust Instruction Proceeding concerning the correct application of approximately $500 million of settlement proceeds flowing through multiple securitization waterfalls.
- Representation of pharmaceutical distributor in connection with claims brought by state and local governments arising out of distribution of opioids.
- Representation of monoline insurers and an indenture trustee in multiple residential mortgage backed securitization litigations against the financial institutions that created the securitizations.