John Byron joined the firm's Houston Office in 2011. As an associate, he works in the firm's litigation department.
During the summer of 2010, John worked as a summer associate in the firm's Houston office and at a law firm in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The previous summer, he served as a law clerk in the New Orleans City Attorney's Office. Prior to attending law school, John worked at the firm's Austin office as a patent paralegal and patent prosecution assistant.
- Negotiated settlement of commercial contract dispute for national sports and apparel retailer.
- Negotiated a settlement of an investor fraud action on behalf of a clean energy company.
- Obtained summary judgment for international insurance company in a purchase agreement earnout dispute.
- Prepared antitrust compliance materials for financial institution industry meeting.
- Obtained dismissal of antitrust counterclaims in patent infringement litigation against pavement lifting and soil stabilization company.
- Represented shale gas company in investigation conducted by SEC.
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- Successfully represented client in health care fraud investigation.
- Obtained favorable Atkins ruling for death row inmate.
- Houston Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Co-author, "Awake from the ‘Nightmare’: Lessons Learned from the Courts in Addressing E-Discovery," The Trial Practice Committee Newsletter (Antitrust Trial Practice), Winter 2013
- Co-author, "Pay-For-Delay Enforcement Heats Up in the Wake of In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation," Fulbright Briefing, October 16, 2012
- Co-author, "Third Circuit Finds Pay-for-Delay Settlements Prima Facie Unlawful," Fulbright Briefing, July 20, 2012
- Co-author, "State-Action Fight Far From Over: Supreme Court to Revisit Immunity of Regulated Industries," Fulbright Briefing, July 5, 2012
- Co-author, "Pay-for-Delay: Still a Critical Antitrust Enforcement Priority," Fulbright Briefing, June 21, 2012
- Co-author, "New Tools for Securities Litigators: Making Effective Use of the Revised Removal & Venue Provisions of the Judicial Code," Securities Litigation Report, March 2012
- Co-author, "Analysing the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011," Commercial Dispute Resolution, February 2012
- Co-author, "Clarifying the Judicial Code: Revisions to Federal Court Removal, Venue, and Jurisdiction Laws," Fulbright Alert, January 5, 2012
- Co-presenter, "Antitrust Law for Labor & Employment Lawyers," Fulbright & Jaworski – Labor & Employment Professional Development Series, January 18, 2012
2011 - J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law
2006 - B.A., cum laude, Political Science and Sociology, Tulane University
While in law school, John received the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award for trial advocacy. He also earned CALI Awards for the top grade in ten classes. Following graduation, he was invited into the Order of the Coif.
As a member of the Wake Forest Moot Court Board, John won best memorial (brief) as a regional runner up and international finalist at the International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. For the Wake Forest Appellate Advocacy Clinic, he argued and received a favorable judgment in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as an Executive Editor for the Wake Forest Law Review and as a teaching assistant for LLM students.
John enjoys watching and playing sports, grilling with his wife and friends, trying new restaurants, and following urban development projects.
- Wake Forest School of Law, Young Alumni Board Member (2012 - Present)