John Monica is partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is concentrated in complex litigation, particularly on antitrust, commercial, and product liability matters. John is also recognized as a leading national authority on nanotechnology
John’s extensive experience crosses a variety of industries, particularly agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer products. He has represented agricultural producers and automobile parts manufacturers in federal multidistrict litigation cases involving distinct and unique litigation issues. He has also advised clients with Capper-Volstead Act compliance and monitors cooperative and trade association meetings and activities to ensure adherence to state and federal antitrust laws.
John provides clients with preventative liability and antitrust counseling for assigned groups, including reviewing agendas, minutes and other communications materials. His experience also includes contract drafting and negotiating, as well as dispute resolution. He has managed consortia of companies to advance their environmental advocacy positions with EPA, FDA, CPSC, and state equivalents. In this context, John has coordinated with clients on matters of legal importance, and built and maintained positive and results oriented relationships with regulators, stakeholders, clients, and relevant third parties. In John’s nanotechnology work, he regularly provides clients with legal and policy advice related to key regulatory, litigation, and legislative issues. He is a well-known publisher, speaker, and media resource on issues related to a variety of issues facing the chemical and nanotechnology industries. John also analyzes advertising, promotional, and other communications to ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines and business/advocacy positions. He has developed and written regulatory comments, position papers, and other detailed advocacy documents to assist clients in navigating the regulatory arena.
John regularly speaks on antitrust, nanotechnology, high-tech, and chemical issues, and can be followed on Twitter @nanolaw
. He is also a contributing author to the firm's Technology Law Source
blog focusing on nanotechnology issues.