John A. Merrigan

Co-Chair, Federal Law & Policy at DLA Piper

John A. Merrigan

John A. Merrigan

Co-Chair, Federal Law & Policy at DLA Piper

Biography

John Merrigan has extensive legal and political experience.

John has played a leading role in building one of the nation's premier federal law practices, formulating and executing successful strategies to advance or protect clients' interests.

John is co-chair of DLA Piper's Federal Law and Policy practice group, which consists of over 40 lawyers and professionals seasoned in governmental practice and is ranked consistently by leading publications in the top tier among federal law firms. DLA Piper's federal law and policy clients include numerous Fortune 100 corporations, various domestic and foreign governments, and other entities.

John also has led the way in integrating DLA Piper's governmental capabilities with DLA Piper's nationally recognized transactional and litigation practices, with extensive experience representing clients in congressional and related investigations.

John is a member of DLA Piper's firmwide Policy Committee.

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John A. Merrigan
Co-Chair, Federal Law & Policy at DLA Piper
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1973

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire), the John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers degrees and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Loyola University Chicago and its Water Tower campus also holds art exhibitions and other cultural events.

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Class of 1970

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Co-Chair, Federal Law & Policy
2002 - Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Founder, Federal Affairs Practice
1973 - Prior

In 1997, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Chartered, was the biggest grossing lobbying practice. However, Verner Liipfert was heavily reliant on income from its tobacco lobbying. As a result, no one has been as hard hit by the decline in tobacco revenues. Verner Liipfert’s income has dropped to $15.95 million, a 15 percent decline from 1998. With the tobacco money all but gone, Verner Liipfert is far less exposed to variations in the market. Just 26 percent of its income comes from its top five clients, and no sector accounts for more than a quarter of Verner Liipfert’s income. Verner Liipfert employed 85 lobbyists in 1999.

Boards & Committees
Member, Policy Committee
Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Resident Scholar at University of Virginia - Center for Politics

$1,000
2016

Senator from Vermont

$1,000
2015

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
Other Affiliations

John A. Merrigan is affiliated with DLA Piper, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, Mcpherson & Hand, DLA Piper

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