John M. Vieira

John Vieira practices in Sherman Wells’ Litigation Group. John has significant experience in complex, high-value litigations before state and federal courts, as well as international arbitration tribunals. He has represented clients in a wide array of contractual business disputes arising from a variety of issues. John has particular experience with litigation relating to claims against professional sports leagues, teams, and athletic associations.

Prior to joining Sherman Wells, John was associated with the firm Clyde & Co US LLP where he represented some of the world’s leading insurance companies in high-profile coverage litigations and arbitrations.

Before practicing law, John began his career in the securities industry where he held the FINRA Series 7 General Securities Representative License and the FINRA Series 55 Equity Trader License. He has extensive experience trading securities in the U.S. equity markets on behalf of mutual funds, pension plans, and independently managed accounts.

John is fluent in Portuguese.

Education
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012)
  • Senior Editor, Rutgers Business Law Review
  • Best Oralist, Nathan Baker Moot Court Competition
  • Legal Research and Writing Teaching Associate
Boston College, B.S. (2001) Double Major: Finance and Marketing
Bar Admissions
New Jersey New York U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Representative Matters

In re Rapid-Am. Corp., No. 13-10687 (SMB), 2016 WL 3292355 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. June 7, 2016)(Bankruptcy Court granted summary judgment in favor of client; holding that attachment must be proven in accordance with policy terms, not by mere accrual of liability).

Nat'l Football League and NFL Properties LLC v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. et al, 216 Cal. App. 4th 902, 157 Cal. Rptr. 3d 318 (2013) (Prevailed in bi-coastal forum battle between California and New York; decision affirmed by California Court of Appeal).