John Hooper is a senior partner at Reed Smith, LLP in their New York Office. John has a broad range of experience in defending multi-national companies in complex litigations, including a variety of commercial, product liability, financial services, false and misleading advertising and other consumer class actions where he has served as national, regional and/or local counsel. He represents a broad array of clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, automotive, consumer products, apparel, recreation, building materials, safety, private equity and entertainment. He has successfully litigated and negotiated the settlement of nationwide class actions and actions brought on behalf of the FTC, State and local agencies involving claims of false and misleading advertising as well violations of consumer protection statutes. He has been recognized by Legal 500 for his practical approach to managing complex litigation matters and by the American Lawyer for his skills in the resolution of complex matters and his overall service to his clients has been recognized by his nomination to the BTI Client Service All Start Team for multiple years. John is a frequent speaker in the United States and Canada on topics related to class and mass actions. He is a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and worked as an in-house attorney at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.