John McElroy

Partner

at Hausfeld & Co LLP

United Kingdom

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I am a Partner in the Commercial Disputes team at Hausfeld & Co LLP in London having joined the firm in March 2016 from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UKLLP where I was Of Counsel working on a wide range of commercial litigation matters with a particular emphasis on financial disputes.Prior to this, I worked at Travers Smith LLP from 2008 to 2012 and at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP from 2003 to 2008.I obtained my undergraduate (joint honours) degree in Law and French from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2002 having spent one year studying French and European law at L’Université de Rennes 1 in Brittany, France.My broad spread of litigation experience includes having acted for and against major investment banks in high profile, high value financial disputes often involving complex and technical banking issues. I have also led teams on intellectual property, employment, trusts and professional negligence matters. I have a wide experience of cases in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) as well as in the appeal courts and my cases have generally involve international elements. I have acted in regulatory investigations involving both the Financial Services Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission and have been involved in an LCIA arbitration involving parties in various different jurisdictions.I am also a Committee Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association. 

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Hausfeld is a leading global law firm that clients trust with their most complex legal disputes and competition matters.Our international reach enables us to advise across multiple jurisdictions and pursue claims on behalf of clients worldwide. We work closely with clients to deliver outstanding results, while always addressing their business concerns. We do so by anticipating issues, considering innovative strategies, and maximizing the outcome of legal disputes in a way that creates shareholder value. Our risk-free approach ensures that our interests are closely aligned with the interests of our clients. 
Creative Solutions to Complex Legal Challenges
Hausfeld lawyers have, throughout their careers, consistently applied forward-thinking ideas and creative solutions to the most vexing global legal challenges faced by clients. As a result, the firm's litigators have developed numerous innovative legal theories that have expanded the quality and availability of legal recourse for claimants around the globe that have a right to seek recovery. We understand the cost of litigation and the constraints on in-house legal budgets. Accordingly, we have developed unique and flexible engagement structures in which we share the risks of litigation with our clients. This was recently recognized by the Financial Times, which awarded us the "Most Innovative Law Firm in Dispute Resolution of 2013" for our engagement and funding offering in Europe.

Unmatched Global Resources
The firm combines its U.S. offices on both coasts and vibrant European presence with a broad and deep network around the globe to offer clients the ability to seek redress or confront disputes in every corner of the world and across every industry.

High Calibre Track Record
Hausfeld lawyers have achieved many precedent-setting legal decisions and settlements on behalf of clients involved in complex cases worldwide. We have negotiated some of the world’s most complex settlement agreements and our lawyers have collectively recovered or obtained judgments in the billions of dollars on behalf of our clients. While settlements range from small to large, one thing remains consistent: our commitment to our clients’ satisfaction. We judge a successful resolution not merely by the amount, but also by the time it took to achieve the resolution, the costs incurred along the way, and the collateral damage we avoided or mitigated during the process.

Commercial Disputes TeamOur Commercial Disputes team of 6 partners and 15 counsel and associates comprises highly experienced commercial litigators with a proven track record in managing high stakes complex litigation often against the most prominent, top tier global defence firms related to:
asset recovery
financial services
general corporate disputes
insolvency
shareholder claims
technology
Hausfeld is reputed for its claimant-friendly, dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to dispute resolution. The team are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators and have the expertise to mediate or arbitrate, if that should be the client’s preferred legal strategy.

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