Provided by John Emmerig
One of Australia's leading litigators, John Emmerig has more than 30 years’ experience in high-stakes litigation representing the interests of global and major domestic corporations, financial institutions, and government. John’s core areas of practice are class action defense, "bet the company" commercial disputes, and government/regulatory litigation. He is routinely involved in some of the largest and most complex cases conducted in Australian superior courts. John’s international litigation experience spans disputes in the U.S., UK, Europe and Asia. He is the national co-Chair of its Class Actions Committee of the Law Council of Australia, an Adjunct Professor of Law at UNDA, an Editorial Board member of both the Journal of Equity and also the Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, and the author of over 100 legal articles. John was national Chair of the Federal Litigation Section of the Law Council of Australia for 2017 to 2020, and has served on numerous consultative committees with the Federal Court of Australia and government regulators over the last two decades.
John Emmerig heads the Jones Day disputes team from the Sydney office and is an experienced handler of high-value, high-profile litigation – including major class actions – for household-name companies and, on regulatory issues, their individual executives. He is characterised by clients as an "excellent lawyer who provides excellent strategic advice in the disputes space" and who provides "a quality of legal service that is second to none."