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John Peter Coll

John Peter Coll, American lawyer. Named one of Top Ten Litigators in New York City, National Law Journal, 1999, Top 500 Leading Litigators in American, Law Dragon, 2006; recipient Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2010.

Background

  • Coll, John Peter was born on October 5, 1943 in Pittsburgh. Son of John Peter and Lelia (Nicolussi) Coll.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Duke University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine LLP, New York City, 1968-1976, partner, 1976-1998, chairman executive committee, 1989-1998. Partner Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, since 1998. Member executive committee Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, since 2000.

      Office leader-New York City Orrick, Herington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 2002—2005. Board advisors product safety and liability representative BNA, since 1991. Member litigation steering committee Defense Research Institute, 1991—1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1969, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1970, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1974, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1974, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1980, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1993, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1994, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1994, United States District Court (northern district) California 1983, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1984, United States District Court (western district) New York 1988, United States Tax Court 1990, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1999.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member American Bar Association (litigation section since 1983), Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, New York Council Law Association, Legal Aid Society New York (board directors 2003-2010), Lawrence Beach Club (board governors 1991-2000), Cherry Valley Club, University Club.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Kaye Swan. Children: John Peter III, Alexis S.
    • father: John Peter Coll
    • mother: Lelia (Nicolussi) Coll
    • spouse: Nancy Kaye Swan
    • children: John Peter III Coll
    • Alexis S. Coll
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    Born October 5, 1943
    (age 74)
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