John Grugan > Ballard Spahr LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ballard Spahr LLP
1735 MARKET STREET, 51ST FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-7599
PENNSYLVANIA
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

John C. Grugan represents clients in government investigations and complex litigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state attorneys general. In addition, John has substantial experience working with boards of directors, audit committees, and corporate management to direct corporate internal investigations. John’s experience includes numerous engagements in which he handled corporate investigations and related negotiations with the government, after which the government declined to prosecute or pursue litigation.

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

Member, Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

Member, Good360 Board of Directors

Member, Franklin Institute Executive Corporate Board

Past President, Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998)
Editor-in-Chief, Temple Law Review

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1992)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia is well versed in the nuances of securities and corporate governance litigation, and frequently acts for companies and their officers and directors in derivative actions, regulatory or internal investigation, special committee representations and shareholder class actions. The firm recently acted for Wrap Technologies in a 10b5 and derivative lawsuit arising from an alleged lack of disclosure, which raised issues regarding causation and previous disclosure in public for a public filing. David Axelrod leads the securities enforcement and corporate governance litigation practice. Norman Goldberger, who leads the municipal securities regulation and enforcement team, also plays a pivotal role in the firm’s major cases. Partner John Grugan ‘consistently exercises outstanding judgment, and is fluent on the law in this area‘.