John F. Cannon is chair of Stradling's Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice group and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. He is the former chair of the Litigation department and a former Executive Committee member.
Successfully defended Spectra-Physics, Inc. in a contractual dispute in which the plaintiff requested default judgment be vacated on the basis that our client obtained the default through fraud.
Defended Flashcom, Inc., a national Internet service provider, in connection with its defense of a consumer class action.
Represented Flavor Specialties, Inc. in connection with the defense of environmental claims.
Represented a large financial services company in a FINRA arbitration.
Defended En Pointe Technologies, Inc. and officer/director defendants in a shareholder class action alleging insider trading and market manipulation.
Defended En Pointe Technologies, Inc., a provider of information Technology consulting services, and officer/director defendants in an action involving allegations of insider trading and market manipulation.
Represented a former director of a bank taken over by the FDIC in a breach of fiduciary duty case. This matter was tried by two juries and ultimately settled.
Defended Hom Essence, Inc. and the individual defendants in connection with a derivative claims action by a shareholder.
Represented Platinum Software, Inc. in derivative litigation filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Successfully defended Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. in a dispute alleging contract and business tort claims.
Represented Datum, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic devices, in connection with the prosecution of a misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information and unfair competition case.
Represented a biopharmaceutical company in an SEC investigation.
Successfully defended Broderbund Software, Inc. in a breach of contract allegation brought by Stanford Research Institute regarding its participation in a software development consortium.
Represented a biopharmaceutical company in connection with issues related to market manipulation of the company’s stock.
Defeated plaintiff's motion for class certification on behalf of AccentCare, a leader in post-acute home healthcare services, in a wage and hour class.
Represented Access 360 and the individual defendants in connection with this misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition case.
Successfully represented Cannae, Ltd. in connection with its prosecution of claims relating to the conversion of hundreds of thousands of shares of publicly traded securities.
Represented Fidelity National Title in defense of allegations of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition in Santa Barbara Superior Court.