John Flaherty’s practice is focused on civil litigation in State and Federal courts. He is experienced in handling trade secret and patent infringement matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He regularly assists in Hatch-Waxman litigation on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies.
John represents defendants in all types of tort cases arising from product defects, medical devices and pharmaceutical products, chemical exposures and industrial processes and building products. He has represented defendants in single plaintiff and mass tort cases and employment discrimination and whistleblower cases.
John is a member of the Local Patent Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as, the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a Master and past Director of the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court. John was for many years an editor of The Civil Trial Handbook, Volume 47 of the Thomson-West New Jersey Practice Series.