John C. Snodgrass is an attorney in the Washington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Snodgrass focuses his practice on all areas of civil commercial and white collar criminal litigation, with an emphasis on complex investigations and securities litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in investigations, litigation and arbitration involving banking and securities, insider trading, financial fraud, economic sanctions, white collar crime, and other areas of law.
Recent business and securities matters he has handled include:
Mr. Snodgrass also has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation and counseling. In 2008, Mr. Snodgrass was part of the trial team that obtained one of the largest patent infringement judgments ever awarded in the Eastern District of Texas, in a case involving biomedical stents. He also has in-depth experience in intellectual property prosecution and counseling, including international trademark prosecution, due diligence in corporate transactions, copyright and trademark licensing, enforcement of rights to Internet domain names, and computer law.
- acting as special investigative counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of a major global financial derivatives broker in a complex financial fraud investigation
- representing a European hedge fund and its president in appellate litigation against the Securities and Exchange Commission in a case involving late trading
- representing the principal of an electronic trading firm in SEC and CBOE investigations involving a complex account intrusion and market manipulation scheme
- representing the broker-dealer affiliate of a large insurance company in FINRA arbitration involving the sale of variable life products
- representing the portfolio manager of a Latin American private equity fund in securities enforcement proceedings and related litigation.
In addition, Mr. Snodgrass devotes considerable time to pro bono matters, including representing clients in landlord tenant disputes, custody matters and civil rights litigation involving novel issues of international, constitutional and national security law.
Mr. Snodgrass joined Pepper in 2010 from Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, where he had been an associate in the intellectual property and business and securities litigation groups since 2000. He began his legal career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he served as an examining attorney.