John Barker is an associate in Goodwin’s Securities, White Collar and Business Litigation practice. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, securities class actions, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense, with a concentration in securities and stockholder litigation. Mr. Barker specializes in litigating breach of fiduciary duty claims and other stockholder disputes. He represents companies primarily in the life sciences, biotechnology, e-commerce and technology industries. He joined Goodwin in 2020.

Mr. Barker is admitted to practice in New York only; his application to the Massachusetts bar is pending. He is working under the supervision of the partners at Goodwin.

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Mr. Barker’s recent representations include:

  • Representing a real estate developer in connection with a $100 million lawsuit with a joint venture partner concerning an unsuccessful development project.
  • Representing the directors of a pharmaceutical company in derivative litigation concerning director compensation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Defending a major engineering and manufacturing company in a securities class action and several related shareholder disputes.*
  • Representing a major media company in litigation with its controlling shareholder in the Delaware Court of Chancery over corporate governance-related issues.*
  • Representing members of an investment management partnership in a business dispute against other members of the partnership.*
  • Defending a leading international financial institution in connection with an investigation by federal regulators into alleged tax-related wrongdoing.*
  • Defending a major financial institution in connection with enforcement actions by banking regulators.*
  • Representing a leading insurance company in connection with an internal investigation regarding alleged accounting-related wrongdoing.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Barker was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan, District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen, Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Education

J.D., 2014
Columbia Law School

(James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

B.A., 2011
University of Massachusetts Amherst

(Summa cum laude)

Clerkships

2014-2015 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Richard J. Sullivan
2015-2016 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Priscilla R. Owen

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New York

Courts

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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