John Cannon is a partner in the Compensation, Governance and ERISA Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group. In his practice, he focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment and tax laws and ERISA. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and corporate governance matters, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the employee issues raised in the mergers and acquisitions context. He also has experience advising startup companies in the biotechnology sector regarding corporate and compensation matters. John joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1994.
John currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Salzburg Global Forum on Corporate Governance, is an Inaugural Fellow for the American College of Governance Counsel and is an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Corporate Governance project. He frequently lectures at law schools, including the University of Arizona, Penn, Harvard and the University of Colorado.
John graduated from Harvard and New York University School of Law.