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John T. Subak, American lawyer, specializing in the field of International Law, Corporate and Securities Law.


Subak, John Thomas was born on April 19, 1929 in Trebic, Czechoslovakia. Came to United States, 1941, naturalized, 1946. Son of William John and Gerda Maria (Subakova).


Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 1950). Yale Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1956).


Worked at Dechert Price & Rhoads. Admitted to the bar, 1956, Pennsylvania. Editor, Yale Law Journal.

Previously with Rohm and Haas Company, 1976-1993, as Group Vice President and General Counsel. Member, Board of Directors, Rohm and Haas Company, 1976-1993, Newport Corporation. Dechert Price & Rhoads, together with Titmuss Sainer Dechert in London, form a fully integrated international legal practice with close to 500 lawyers in ten offices throughout the United States., United Kingdom and Europe.

The combined practices provide a full range of legal services to major industrial, financial and individual clients throughout the world.


Board directors American Cancer Society, 1982-1995. Trustee Smith College, 1991-2001. President Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association, 2001-2003.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1950-1953. Member American Bar Association (chairman corporation and business law section 1984-1985), American Law Institute (council member), Defender Association of Philadelphia (vice president, board directors 1982-1995), Merion Cricket Club, Lemon Bay Club.


Son of; married Mary Corcoran, June 4, 1955. Children: Jane Kennedy, Kate, Thomas, Michael.