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John Toro litigates complex—and often high-stakes—commercial disputes on behalf of his clients.  John’s practice focuses on  contract and business tort cases, consumer class actions, corporate governance disputes, and insurance recovery suits.

Before joining King & Spalding, John was a litigation associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.  Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Brooks Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

John graduated with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center.  While in law school, he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and competed on the Barristers’ Council’s Moot Court team.  He received his B.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Georgia Southern University.

John has served on the firm’s hiring committee and is active in the firm’s efforts to recruit new attorneys.  He is a member of the Georgia Bar, DC Bar, and the Atlanta Bar Association.  Within the Georgia Bar, he serves on the Young Lawyers Division’s Litigation Committee and Intrastate Moot Court Competition Committee.  In the community, John serves on Georgia Appleseed’s Student Tribunal Committee, volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Publications

  • The Charade of Tradition-Based Substantive Due Process, 4 NYU J. of Law & Liberty 172 (2009).
  • Why Principles of Federalism Demand that Tort Law be Left up to the States, 7 Georgetown J. of Law & Public Policy 655 (2009).
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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude

B.A. Philosophy, Government, Georgia Southern University, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Law Clerk, Hon. D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Law Clerk, Hon. Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Intern, Hon. Anne E. Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals

Matters

Defending Capital One in over 60 consumer class actions arising from the data breach the company announced in July 2019.

Successfully defended Equifax in MDL involving hundreds of consumer and financial institutions class actions filed in the wake of a high-profile 2017 data breach.

Defended Equifax in numerous purported class actions over the last five years, many of which ended with dispositive rulings in Equifax's favor.

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Defending Capital One in over 60 consumer class actions arising from the data breach the company announced in July 2019.

Successfully defended Equifax in MDL involving hundreds of consumer and financial institutions class actions filed in the wake of a high-profile 2017 data breach.

Defended Equifax in numerous purported class actions over the last five years, many of which ended with dispositive rulings in Equifax's favor.

Defending Truist Bank in securities litigation in the Southern District of New York arising from syndicated-loan transaction, and in related fraudulent-transfer litigation in District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court.

Represented Rayonier in dispute concerning contract for the sale of chemical cellulose in Eastman Chemical Company v. Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc., No. 15-ck-40024(c) (Tenn. Ch. Ct.).

Represented General Electric in billion-dollar federal trial concerning the calculation and allocation of pension benefits under government contract.

Represented private equity firm in post-deal dispute—which ended in a victorious trial—in Cyber Holding, LLC v. CyberCore Holding, Inc., 2016 WL 791069 (Del. Ch. 2016).

Represented multiple clients, including healthcare providers and financial institutions, in insurance coverage lawsuits arising from False Claims Act investigations and settlements.

Briefed and argued Ross v. Fogam, 2016 WL 66668 (11th Cir. 2016), in which the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court order dismissing civil rights plaintiff’s Eighth Amendment claims with prejudice.

Insights

Article · Source: Corporate Compliance Insights

July 13, 2022
Balancing Act: Understanding the Legal Implications of Post-Data Breach Public Statements

Newsletter

April 29, 2022
Predominant Issues April 2022

Newsletter

March 8, 2022
Predominant Issues March 2022

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Matters

Defending Capital One in over 60 consumer class actions arising from the data breach the company announced in July 2019.

Successfully defended Equifax in MDL involving hundreds of consumer and financial institutions class actions filed in the wake of a high-profile 2017 data breach.

Defended Equifax in numerous purported class actions over the last five years, many of which ended with dispositive rulings in Equifax's favor.

See more
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Matters

Defending Capital One in over 60 consumer class actions arising from the data breach the company announced in July 2019.

Successfully defended Equifax in MDL involving hundreds of consumer and financial institutions class actions filed in the wake of a high-profile 2017 data breach.

Defended Equifax in numerous purported class actions over the last five years, many of which ended with dispositive rulings in Equifax's favor.

Defending Truist Bank in securities litigation in the Southern District of New York arising from syndicated-loan transaction, and in related fraudulent-transfer litigation in District of Delaware Bankruptcy Court.

Represented Rayonier in dispute concerning contract for the sale of chemical cellulose in Eastman Chemical Company v. Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc., No. 15-ck-40024(c) (Tenn. Ch. Ct.).

Represented General Electric in billion-dollar federal trial concerning the calculation and allocation of pension benefits under government contract.

Represented private equity firm in post-deal dispute—which ended in a victorious trial—in Cyber Holding, LLC v. CyberCore Holding, Inc., 2016 WL 791069 (Del. Ch. 2016).

Represented multiple clients, including healthcare providers and financial institutions, in insurance coverage lawsuits arising from False Claims Act investigations and settlements.

Briefed and argued Ross v. Fogam, 2016 WL 66668 (11th Cir. 2016), in which the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court order dismissing civil rights plaintiff’s Eighth Amendment claims with prejudice.

Insights

Article · Source: Corporate Compliance Insights

July 13, 2022
Balancing Act: Understanding the Legal Implications of Post-Data Breach Public Statements

Newsletter

April 29, 2022
Predominant Issues April 2022

Newsletter

March 8, 2022
Predominant Issues March 2022

View all

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude

B.A. Philosophy, Government, Georgia Southern University, magna cum laude

District of Columbia

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Law Clerk, Hon. D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Law Clerk, Hon. Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Intern, Hon. Anne E. Barnes, Georgia Court of Appeals