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JOHN O. FARLEY

PARTNER

  • J.D., 2000
    New York University School of Law
  • B.A., 1996
    University of Virginia

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John O Farley
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
USA
212.459.7318

John Farley is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2004.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Farley has represented corporations, officers, investment advisors, private investment trusts and other institutional investors in a wide range of matters, including shareholder and derivative lawsuits, NASD arbitrations alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act and other federal and state securities laws, and appraisal actions.

Mr. Farley has also represented corporate and individual clients in connection with private lawsuits and investigations by the SEC, the Department of Justice and state agencies into alleged insider trading, market timing, stock option practices and accounting irregularities, securities violations and other matters.

In addition, Mr. Farley has represented clients in connection with a wide range of general commercial matters, including fraud, breach of contract and civil RICO claims. He has also negotiated substantial business agreements on behalf of clients, participated in internal investigations and advised clients on disclosure, corporate governance and other matters.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Farley is a member of the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Farley was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Farley is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York, and before the Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Massachusetts and the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.