John K. Wells
Firm:
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone:Array
Address: One International Place
Boston, MA 2110

Membership:
University: University of Tennessee, B.A., 1993, Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted: 1999, Georgia; 2007, Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S
Biography: John Wells focuses his practice on securities litigation and complex civil litigation matters in state and federal courts and in arbitration forums nationwide. John also assists clients in defense of regulatory investigations and proceedings initiated by law enforcement officials and regulators, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state securities regulators. He also manages internal investigations concerning potential violations of law and company policy. John represents clients in all areas of commercial law, including contract disputes, business torts, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, fraud and unfair competition and employment matters.In addition to financial services firms, John's clients have included insurance companies, municipalities, public school districts, public utilities, hospital systems and small businesses. He has litigated a wide variety of civil matters, including construction disputes, real estate transactions and cases involving premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, eminent domain and inverse condemnation. John has also litigated issues of Constitutional law, including sovereign and official immunity, Section 1983, due process and equal protection claims, and a variety of matters pertaining to education law. He has led presentations to corporate managers on litigation avoidance and to employees on the ins and outs of providing effective deposition and trial testimony. John has also counseled dozens of business owners on cost-effective litigation management and on avoiding potential business and contract disputes. Areas of Concentration• Securities litigation and arbitration • Complex civil litigation • Employment litigation • Internal investigations • Regulatory defense Associated News & EventsPress Releases06.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth; Expands Premier M&A/Private Equity Practice with Ivan Presant and Joe Cosentino in New York Articles, Publications, & Lectures• Speaker, The Stakes Get Higher: Hot Topics in FINRA Enforcement, Association of Corporate Counsel Financial Services Committee, July 22, 2015 • Mentioned, Clients Prompt Lawyers to Close Boutique, Join Greenberg Traurig, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 1, 2015 • Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Snags Boston Finance Law Boutique's Attorneys, Boston Business Journal, June 1, 2015 • Mentioned, Wake Up Call, Bloomberg Business of Law, June 1, 2015 • Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig, Honigman Make Merger Moves, The Am Law Daily, May 31, 2015 • Author, The Massachusetts Data Security Law: A Common Sense Approach to Protecting Personal Information, NSCP Currents (National Society of Compliance Professionals), July/August 2010 • Author, Multiple Directorships: The Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest That Arise When One Individual Serves More than One Corporation, 33 John Marshall L. Rev. 561, 2000 • Cited, Cases and Materials on Corporations, Hamilton, p. 874, West, 2001