John brings deep technology expertise to his work with L&A’s Electronics and Computer Technologies, Internet and Software, and Medical Devices groups. His work and academic experience have exposed him to a wide range of technologies, including sensors and electronic instrumentation, advanced electronics, integrated chip fabrication and design, and embedded systems. John has prosecuted and written applications in a variety of technical areas, including:
- Consumer Electronics
- Cybersecurity and Secure Transactions
- Data-Center Design and Management
- Power-Distribution and -Conversion Systems Design
Prior to his career at L&A, John worked at one of Procter & Gamble’s largest manufacturing facilities, where he was responsible for leading an issue-resolution team in the field of lean manufacturing. He devised and implemented solutions to a wide range of electrical and mechanical problems, and trained line teams in a variety of areas.
While at Rensselaer, John led various teams in fields ranging from volunteer construction work to embedded-systems design innovation. He led a team sponsored by Cypress Semiconductors to improve upon and popularize the Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) microcontroller by organizing the team and controlling various technical sectors of the project, including the creation of a control system to regulate the internal conditions of a thermal chamber designed to house a 3-D printer.
John received three distinct awards upon graduating from Suffolk University Law School: the Daniel J. Fern Award for graduating with the highest cumulative average within the evening program; the Judge Harry Kalus Book Award for demonstrating excellence in the Massachusetts Practice course; and the Benjamin Kaplan Copyright Award for demonstrating excellence in the Copyright course. John also received Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, and Business Entity Fundamentals while at Suffolk for receiving the highest grades in each respective course.
Currently, John is an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Suffolk University Law School. He teaches a required first year class called “Legal Writing Skills,” where he instructs students on how to analyze a set of facts to identify legal issues and research the law governing those issues; outline a legal argument objectively and persuasively; draft memoranda of law and legal briefs; and draft preventative legal documents, such as contracts. John also mentors students on how to conduct themselves in the legal profession and prepares them for oral advocacy in a court setting.