John M. Myers

Of Counsel
123 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19109
Phone:  215-772-7535
Fax:  215-772-7620
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Practice Areas:
Appellate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment, Employment Law, Higher Education Law
Admitted to Practice:
Pennsylvania
Office:
Philadelphia, PA
Law School:
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Undergraduate School:
University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience:

John M. Myers serves as of counsel to Montgomery McCracken and is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation practice group.  Mr. Myers has over 20 years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including as chief deputy city solicitor, Special Litigation, for the City of Philadelphia.  Mr. Myers' experience includes partnership and closely held business claims and disputes, and claims involving employment, real estate, lender liability, joint venture issues, securities industry disputes, contract negotiation, and general business counsel including contractual and employment matters.  His work with a nationally ranked university includes tenured faculty intellectual property disputes and conduct effecting tenure, general liability counsel, ethics, university and student policies, and general employment litigation matters. He has been a front-line participant in large institutional crisis management, both in government and the private sector.

Professional Activities:

Mr. Myers served as adjunct faculty for the Philadelphia Bar Association CLE programs. He also functioned as Judge, Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia.

Bar Associations:

Mr. Myers is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Select Publications:

Author, "A Look Back and Around at Diversity in Philadelphia," The Legal Intelligencer, February 10, 2014

Author, "Memories of a Racially Divided Jacksonville," The Florida Times-Union, December 19, 2013  

Author, "Obstreperosity," Litigation (ABA), Vol.33, No.1, Fall, 2006; The Philadelphia Lawyer

Author, "China's Rule of Law," Vol. 65, No. 3, Fall 2002; "Doing Time in China," Vol. 66, No. 2, Summer 2003

Select Presentations:

Internet Communications in the Academic Environment; Rewards and Complications, Univ. of Vt. Legal Issues in Higher Ed. Conf.,  2010, 2011

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Adjunct Professor; Introduction to Trial Advocacy, 1990-present; Advanced Trial Advocacy, Fall, 2003; .L.M. in Trial Advocacy (Boot Camp), Summer, 2003- present; Integrated Transactional Program, 2005-present; Advanced Civil Procedure, 2010-present; International L.L.M. (Joint program with Tsinghua Univ.,) Beijing, China:  Civil Procedure (Fall, 2005),; China Roundtables, 2007, 2009: Temple Rome Campus, Introduction to International Business Law, 2008, 2010.

National Institute of Trial Advocacy:  Mid Atlantic Regional Program - since 1978; Law firm training sessions in Trial Advocacy, Depositions, and Professional Responsibility, Montgomery McCracken, since 2001.

Admitted to Practice:

Mr. Myers is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

Education:

Mr. Myers graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1972 with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Alerts and Publications

Complying with the Clery Act -- Important Tips and Updates

The Annual Security Report required by the Clery Act is due October 1,...

September 24, 2013

Events

The Forum for Colleges and Universities

8:30-8:40 | WELCOME - John M. Myers, Esq., Of...

March 25, 2013

23rd Annual Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference

John Myers is a presenter at the 23rd Annual...

October 14, 2013

22nd Annual "This Year in Nonprofit Law"

Montgomery McCracken, Don Kramer and Nonprofit...

November 28, 2012

20th Annual “This Year in Nonprofit Law”

Montgomery McCracken, Don Kramer and Nonprofit...

December 08, 2010

The Fall Forum for Colleges and Universities - Hot Topics

Montgomery McCracken presents "The Fall...

October 29, 2010

Contempt of Court

Montgomery McCracken attorneys Ellen...

March 23, 2010