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DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations




John Scholnick is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer who has delivered outstanding results to clients. He has been principal counsel on more that 200 cases in the United States and abroad.

Clients select John for their complex commercial, high-tech and product liability disputes because he knows what it takes to win. In addition to his litigation practice, John has also served as an advisor to Global Fortune 100 companies on a range of matters, including liability risk avoidance in acquisitions, global policies on the purchase and use of nanomaterials, and commercial and liability risks of new automotive technology.

His dedication to his clients is just one of the reasons that some clients have hired him for more than two decades and why he earned the BTI Client Service All-Star Team award. He has also been selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer, and has since 2003 achieved a Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™ from Martindale-Hubbell.


J.D., Northwestern University; B.A., Haverford College

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Led by Christopher Campbell in Atlanta, the team at DLA Piper LLP (US) comprises ‘very thoughtful litigators, who thoroughly examine the issues and provide in-depth and practical advice’. Leveraging its ‘international reach’ and experience in the food and beverage, technology and tobacco sectors, the practice group is regularly involved in class actions, personal injury lawsuits and false advertisement claims. Angela Agrusa, who joined the Los Angeles office in October 2017 from Liner, represented Danone in several false advertising class actions, including a claim regarding the term ‘organic’ used on certain milk products. Also recommended is George Gigounas, who defended e-cigarette and vaping product manufacturer NJOY in a civil action filed by the Center for Environmental Health seeking Prop 65 cancer warnings on the client’s products. In 2018 Amy Rubenstein and John Scholnick joined from Schiff Hardin LLP, while Levi Heath joined from Barnes & Thornburg LLPAlva Mather left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP in October 2019.