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John C. Koski

John C. Koski

Dentons US LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


John Koski is the Global Chief Legal Officer for Dentons; Chair of Dentons' Global Risk Management and the Global Security Committees; and legal advisor to Dentons' Global Board and Global Management Committee. 

John also leads the firm's US Lawyers Professional Liability Practice, which counsels law firms, corporate law departments, and individual attorneys on a wide variety of issues.  He has substantial experience in law firm risk management; ethics compliance; partnership, fiduciary duty, and employment law; and insurance matters.

John co-founded and co-edits The Risk Tip, "an unstuffy miscellany of risk and ethics issues of questionable interest to lawyers, risk managers, and other kindred souls who spend too much time on the internet."

John is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, and speaks frequently on ethics, risk, and professionalism topics. 

John is a member of The Chicago Inn of Court.  He previously was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

John is current Board Member and past Board President of Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc., a positive youth development agency in Evanston, Illinois.  Prior to joining the firm, John served as a research consultant to the American Bar Association's Judicial Administration Division/Lawyer's Conference Task Force on the Reduction of Litigation Costs and Delay. 

John received his J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Miami Law Review.  While at Miami, he participated in United States Supreme Court Associate Justice William Brennan’s Constitutional Law Seminar.  He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Psychology at Vanderbilt University.

John C. Koski is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Conflicts, Confidentiality, Candor and Hollywood - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016, Friday, October 14, 2016
Summary Order, Cohen v. DHB Indus., Inc. (2d Cir. July 29, 2016) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Opinion and Order, In the Matter of Marylin Jenkins, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility; Board Docket No. 15-BD-110 (D.D.C. Dec. 5, 2016) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, Sanford S. Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., et al. (141 F.Supp.3d 1005) (N.D. Cal. Oct. 23, 2015) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Complaint—Civil Action, Steven J. Trzaska v. L’Oreal USA, Inc., & L’Oreal, S.A., Case 2:15-cv-02713-SDW-LDW (April 16, 2015) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Plea Agreement, United States of America v. Volkswagen AG, No. 16-CR-20394 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 11, 2017) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Opinion and Order, Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. v. Orthopaedic Hosp. (N.D. Ind. Dec. 1, 2016) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
First American Title Insurance Company and First American Title Company, LLC v. Northwest Title Insurance Agency, LLC; Michael Smith; Jeff Williams; and Kristi Carrell (D. Utah Nov. 23, 2016) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2018, Monday, May 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
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