John M.Gore

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3930

Throughout his career in private practice and as a senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official, John Gore delivers results for clients in high-profile litigation, investigations, and crisis matters. John's broad range of litigation experience includes numerous arguments in federal appellate courts and federal and state trial courts across the country. He also has successfully advised high-ranking corporate and government officials facing legal, political, and public relations crises.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, John served in the U.S. Department of Justice as the Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. As the acting head of one of DOJ's most significant litigating components, John led the Department's civil and criminal civil rights investigations and enforcement actions nationwide. During his tenure, John launched several successful law enforcement initiatives, including a record-setting initiative to combat housing discrimination and initiatives to eliminate employment discrimination, to protect religious liberty, and to uphold First Amendment freedoms. Moreover, under John's leadership, the Civil Rights Division prosecuted several high-profile hate crimes and contributed to DOJ's record-setting numbers of human trafficking prosecutions. John also advised the Attorney General and other high-ranking officials on civil rights issues, and he testified twice before Congress on DOJ's civil rights enforcement efforts.

John has particular experience litigating complex questions of constitutional and statutory interpretation. He has briefed and argued novel legal questions under the Voting Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, presented arguments before three-judge district courts in voting rights cases, and briefed numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court.

Experience

  • AHA issues resource on FEMA's simplified public assistance applicationJones Day advised the American Hospital Association on FEMA's simplified public assistance program application process for eligible state, territorial, tribal, local government entities, and certain private non-profit organizations.
  • CEO testifies before Congressional subcommitteeJones Day prepared the CEO of a Fortune 500 company for testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins new trial in "Engle progeny" lawsuitSitting en banc, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently granted rehearing and reversed a judgment in the amount of $16.1 million in compensatory damages (awarded jointly and severally against all four defendants), $29.85 million in punitive damages against Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Lorillard Tobacco Company (which have since merged), and $25 million in punitive damages against the other two defendants.
  • Mattel and Fisher-Price defeat putative nationwide consumer class action  lawsuitsOn February 2, 2016, Mattel, Inc. and Fisher-Price, Inc. defeated plaintiffs' motion for class certification of dozens of consumer protection claims under the laws of several different states pending in the Northern District of Alabama.
  • UPMC defends lawsuit seeking to recoup $300 million in oncology reimbursement paymentsJones Day is defending the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) against a lawsuit filed by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Highmark Inc. in September 2014 against UPMC and its subsidiary hospitals seeking to recoup $300 million in past oncology reimbursements.
  • Local pharmacists prevail in lawsuit to stop importation of potentially dangerous foreign drugsA group of local pharmacists represented by Jones Day won final judgment in a case challenging the State of Maine's attempt to facilitate importation of potentially dangerous and mislabeled foreign drugs into the United States.
  • Merial wins affirmance of summary judgment victory in false advertising litigationA cross-office, cross-practice Jones Day team, in conjunction with Merial Limited's Global Head of Intellectual Property, Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black, successfully defended Merial Limited at both the district court and appellate levels in a series of false advertising cases regarding Merial’s flea and tick products.
  • Hempstead's Town Council redistricting plan is successfully defended against voters' preliminary injunction actionJones Day successfully defended the Town Council of the Town of Hempstead, New York, and the Town of Hempstead, New York, in a preliminary injunction action seeking a court imposed redistricting plan.
  • Lee Memorial Health System files amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court addressing local hospital merger being subject to federal antitrust lawsOn behalf of the Lee Memorial Health System, Jones Day filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States asking the Court to affirm an Eleventh Circuit decision that found a hospital merger involving a local hospital authority was not subject to the federal antitrust laws under the "state-action doctrine."
  • New York Senate successfully defends redistricting plan against voters' preliminary injunction actionJones Day successfully defended New York Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Chairman of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment ("LATFOR") Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, and LATFOR member Welquis R. Lopez in a preliminary injunction action seeking a court-imposed redistricting plan.
  • President of Florida Senate obtains preclearance from Department of Justice for redistricting planJones Day successfully represented President of the Florida Senate Mike Haridopolos in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • New York Senate obtains preclearance from Department of Justice for redistricting planJones Day successfully represented New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • South Carolina state legislative redistricting plan survives voters' claims of Equal Protection Clause and Voting Rights Act violationsJones Day represented Glenn F. McConnell, the President Pro Tempore of the South Carolina State Senate, in a three-judge federal district court case challenging the Senate districts under the Equal Protection Clause and Voting Rights Act.
  • Senate Majority Leader Skelos wins on appeal in suit challenging the constitutionality of New York's Senate redistricting planJones Day successfully defended Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos before the trial court and on appeal, in a suit challenging the constitutionality of New York's redistricting plan for the state Senate.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Rohr ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitIn October 2010, Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was lead defendant for the industry in this wrongful death case where a state court jury in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida returned a verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds and three other defendants in this "Engle progeny" lawsuit.
  • American Airlines secures alliance with Japan AirlinesJones Day represented American Airlines, Inc. before antitrust and regulatory agencies in Asia and the U.S. in a successful global effort to retain its multi-year joint business agreement with Japan Airlines, under which JAL will remain within the oneworld alliance.
  • R.J. Reynolds secures the industry's first defense verdict in Gelep ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitOn March 24, 2009, after two and a half weeks of trial, a state court jury in St. Petersburg, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Reynolds' first trial of an "Engle progeny" lawsuit (Gelep v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Case No. 98-006584-CI-13 (Fla. 6th Cir. Ct.)).
  • Verizon Wireless defends against consolidated putative class actions brought under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions ActJones Day obtained on behalf of Verizon Wireless vacatur of the district court's preliminary approval of a tentative classwide settlement and a judgment on the pleadings in consolidated putative class actions brought under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA).
  • Lawful permanent resident is granted dismissal of deportation orderJones Day obtained dismissal of a deportation order against Jesus Paul Martinez-Aispuro, a lawful permanent resident, in a pro bono matter.
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