John M. Gherlein

Chair, Business Group at Baker & Hostetler LLP

John M. Gherlein

John M. Gherlein

Chair, Business Group at Baker & Hostetler LLP

Biography

John Gherlein is a respected adviser to public and private companies. He leads significant M&A transactions; has extensive experience advising companies on debt and equity offerings, including IPOs; and counsels public companies regarding their disclosure and reporting obligations. John regularly advises boards of directors and their committees on corporate governance matters, including in special circumstances such as change of control settings and accounting inquiries. He has worked closely with the firm's White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, options dating, and other accounting inquiries.

John is the former firmwide chair of BakerHostetler's Business Group. He is ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©.

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Director & Secretary at Esterline Technologies Corp.

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Chair, Business Group at Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Managing Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP

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President at Clearstead Advisors LLC

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Director at University School

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Chairman at Federal Process Corp.

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Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary at Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

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John M. Gherlein
Chair, Business Group at Baker & Hostetler LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1980

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is the law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the first schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The school is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

BA
Class of 1977

Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.

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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.

Member
Current

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary professional association open to any person who has been admitted to the practice of law. Law school students, paralegal students and paralegals sponsored by an OSBA attorney member are eligible for membership in the OSBA as associate members.

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Current

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) is a nonprofit organization that operates as a center for legal professionalism in the region, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards. It was formed in March 2008 by the consolidation of the Cleveland Bar and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations, which brought together more than 135 years of rich history. It works to advance the greater Cleveland legal community as a world-class center of professional excellence and model of community service.

Career History
Chair, Business Group
2004 - Current

Baker & Hostetler LLP provides legal services. They offer their services to clients in the hospitality, healthcare, financial services, media, energy, sports and technology industries. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Cleveland, OH

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The mission of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation is to foster the development of individual young people to the maximum possible extent in Ohio’s secular primary and secondary schools, and to provide a means for greater accomplishment on the part of Ohio’s teachers by encouraging creativity in teaching and bringing greater recognition to the teaching profession.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

University School, commonly referred to as US, is a highly selective, prestigious all-boys K-12 school with two campus locations in the Greater Cleveland area. The campus located in Shaker Heights serves kindergarten through eighth grade students, while the campus in Hunting Valley serves grades ninth through twelfth grade students. University School is a founding member of the International Boys' Schools Coalition and a member of the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives and Cleveland Council of Independent Schools. University School is notable for having the largest endowment of any private day school in the United States.

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Progressive Corp. purchases Baldwin & Lyons, Inc.

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TransDigm, Inc., TransDigm Group, Inc. purchase Esterline Technologies Corp.

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TransDigm Group, Inc. purchases Breeze-Eastern LLC

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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