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John Burzynski’s practice focuses on civil litigation and appeals. He has represented both individuals and corporations in commercial disputes before state and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on matters involving complex litigation and regulatory investigations in areas including competition, securities, and civil rights.

John clerked for the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the Honorable Barry T. Albin on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

John graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and as a member of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

 

Representative Cases

Represented the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in its successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court seeking reversal of a state court ruling that undermined tribal sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court reversed the state court judgment and remanded for further proceedings.

Represented a Seattle technology company in its defense against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. After a five-week trial, the jury found in favor of HLFT’s client on five of six claims and rejected the plaintiff’s claim for over $27 million in damages. HLFT then prevailed on all post-trial motions, with the Court reversing the one adverse jury verdict and awarding awarded our client over $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Represented an international financial institution investigated by multiple government agencies for alleged anticompetitive conduct in foreign exchange markets. John assisted the institution in planning and executing its internal investigation and presenting findings to regulators.

Complex Civil Litigation

Represented the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in its successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court seeking reversal of a state court ruling that undermined tribal sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court reversed the state court judgment and remanded for further proceedings.

Tech & IP Litigation

Represented a Seattle technology company in its defense against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. After a five-week trial, the jury found in favor of HLFT’s client on five of six claims and rejected the plaintiff’s claim for over $27 million in damages. HLFT then prevailed on all post-trial motions, with the Court reversing the one adverse jury verdict and awarding awarded our client over $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Corporate Disputes & Internal Investigations

Represented an international financial institution investigated by multiple government agencies for alleged anticompetitive conduct in foreign exchange markets. John assisted the institution in planning and executing its internal investigation and presenting findings to regulators.

Education
  • Rutgers Law School
    • J.D. magna cum laude 2012, Order of the Coif
    • Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review
  • Denison University
    • B.A. History and Political Science, magna cum laude 2009
Experience
  • Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP
    • 2017 – Present
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    • 2014 – 2017
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz, 
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

    • 2013 – 2014
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Barry T. Albin, 
    New Jersey Supreme Court

    • 2012 – 2013
Admitted to Practice
  • Washington
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Western District of Washington
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York

John Burzynski’s practice focuses on civil litigation and appeals. He has represented both individuals and corporations in commercial disputes before state and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP on matters involving complex litigation and regulatory investigations in areas including competition, securities, and civil rights.

John clerked for the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the Honorable Barry T. Albin on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

John graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review and as a member of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic.

 

Representative Cases

Represented the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in its successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court seeking reversal of a state court ruling that undermined tribal sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court reversed the state court judgment and remanded for further proceedings.

Represented a Seattle technology company in its defense against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. After a five-week trial, the jury found in favor of HLFT’s client on five of six claims and rejected the plaintiff’s claim for over $27 million in damages. HLFT then prevailed on all post-trial motions, with the Court reversing the one adverse jury verdict and awarding awarded our client over $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Represented an international financial institution investigated by multiple government agencies for alleged anticompetitive conduct in foreign exchange markets. John assisted the institution in planning and executing its internal investigation and presenting findings to regulators.

Complex Civil Litigation

Represented the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in its successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court seeking reversal of a state court ruling that undermined tribal sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court reversed the state court judgment and remanded for further proceedings.

Tech & IP Litigation

Represented a Seattle technology company in its defense against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair business practices. After a five-week trial, the jury found in favor of HLFT’s client on five of six claims and rejected the plaintiff’s claim for over $27 million in damages. HLFT then prevailed on all post-trial motions, with the Court reversing the one adverse jury verdict and awarding awarded our client over $2 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

Corporate Disputes & Internal Investigations

Represented an international financial institution investigated by multiple government agencies for alleged anticompetitive conduct in foreign exchange markets. John assisted the institution in planning and executing its internal investigation and presenting findings to regulators.

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

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Tel: (206) 623-1700 | Fax: (206) 623-8717

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Seattle, Washington 98104

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Fax: (206) 623-8717

info@hlftlaw.com

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