John T. Shaban

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

John T. Shaban

John T. Shaban

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

Biography

Shaban, John T.
Practice Areas

Complex Commercial Litigation,
Construction Litigation,
Intellectual Property Protection,
Environmental/Energy Law,
Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation,
Employment Law,
Sports Law

Partner, Greenwich, CT
203-862-2362
jshaban@wbamct.com




Education
Pace University School of Law, cum laude, Environmental Law Certificate, 1993
University of Colorado at Boulder, 1988
Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
New York
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Profile

John's practice focuses on commercial litigation, with a current emphasis on construction litigation, intellectual property protection, securities litigation, corporate governance disputes, employment issues and environmental/energy law.

Before becoming a Partner in the Firm's Litigation Department in 2003, John worked for Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan's New York City office. John started his career at Kelly Drye & Warren.

John currently represents several major architectural firms in contract and intellectual property disputes throughout the northeast. For the last few years, John has also represented builders and commercial real estate developers in matters ranging from complex construction disputes to protecting developers from liability related to the collapse of large commercial developments.

Through protracted multi-state litigation, John also recently thwarted the sale of assets away from a publicly-traded railroad, while protecting the rights of its shareholders and a former management faction. John has also been honored for his pro bono work prosecuting a CERCLA claim on behalf of an indigent client.

While in Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan's New York City office, John represented a major trading card company in multi-state litigation regarding its intellectual property rights to the indicia of several famous athletes, licensing disputes with the major professional sports leagues, and the company’s joint efforts with federal authorities in prosecuting the producers of fraudulent sports memorabilia.

John has also represented several large companies in employment litigation, and he has worked on securities class actions, commercial disputes, and a major insider trading case.

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Notably, in 2010 John was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly as a State Representative for the 135th Assembly District (Weston, Easton and Redding). John serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Environmental Committee and the Finance Committee.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

FINRA Arbitrator
Fact Finder/Arbitrator, Connecticut Judicial Branch
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2001, 2003

Reported Decisions

Among Others:

Tel Comm Technologies, Inc. v. City of Bridgeport, 2006 WL 3791383 (D. Conn. 2006) - Effected the dismissal of putative plaintiffs' claims under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996; made new law in the District of Connecticut and Second Circuit.

Lichtman v. Beni, 280 Conn. 25 (2006) - Effected discharge of large mechanic's lien at trial; moved to dismiss builder's appeal on novel jurisdictional and Constitutional theory; Supreme Court adopted argument and dismissed appeal.

Doyle v. Town of Litchfield, 372 F.Supp.2d 288 (D. Conn. 2005) - Established new federal precedent to allow indigent client's claim under CERCLA to proceed despite having lost to Town in previous state court proceedings.

Publications

John T. Shaban, Erasing Bad Precedent Through Settlement: Will a Court of Appeals Vacate a District Court Decision Pursuant to the Parties' Settlement Agreement?, Connecticut Bar Association, Federal Practice Section Newsletter (Summer 2001).

Edward B. Chansky & John T. Shaban, A Practical Guide to Non-Compete Agreements, What Employers, Employees and Business Sellers Need to Know, , 3 PMA Law & Business Analysis & Planning Report, Issue 6 (February 2000).

Clerkship
New York Appellate Division, 2d. Dept.
Justice David S. Ritter

Other Affiliations
Connecticut General Assembly; State Representative - 135th Assembly District - 2011 to present
Member and Chairman of Redding Water Pollution Control Commission - 2005 to 2011
Member and Vice Chairman of Redding Zoning Commission - 2004 to 2011
Republican Town Committee, Redding, CT - 2003 to present
Founder of Giants in the Community, Inc. (non-profit charitable organization)

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Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC is an established full-service law firm with a proud tradition of professional excellence across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including business law, litigation, real estate and land use, tax, employment, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it has a history of over 100 years, the Firm has served a variety of domestic and international clients ranging from major financial institutions and publicly traded corporations to middle market companies, start-up businesses and individuals.

Political Donations
$10
2010

Senator from the 26th District at Connecticut State Senate

Political Donations Received
$100
2010
$25
2010
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