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John E. Roberts

John E. Roberts

Senior Counsel

John Roberts is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate Group. He focuses on complex civil appeals and commercial litigation.

In 2014, John was a key member of the Proskauer team that represented Biosig Instruments in a high-profile patent appeal before the United States Supreme Court. His advocacy led to a favorable decision by the Court and ultimately victory on remand before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Ninth Circuit Overturns Precedent and Sends ERISA Claims to Individual Arbitration

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit overturned 35 years of precedent and ruled that ERISA class action claims brought on behalf of an ERISA plan are subject to individual arbitration. The Court also enforced the arbitration agreement’s class action waiver and sent plaintiff’s putative ERISA class action to individual arbitration with relief … Continue Reading