John R. Horan has been a civil litigator in New York since 1963, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and thereafter in private practice. His broad litigation experience includes both jury and non-jury trials, hearings and other proceedings in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, on such diverse subjects as international commercial contracts, business fraud, trust accountings, contested wills, civil forfeiture, insider trading, U.S. customs duties and private anti-trust. He has also conducted major arbitrations, including international private arbitration. He has also counseled lawyers charged with professional discipline violations.
In addition to an active federal and state litigation practice, Mr. Horan served in a public capacity as Vice Chair on New York City’s Board of Correction until 2005; and has been active in City and State bar association work and has chaired committees concerning reforms in the judiciary. From 1979-1992 he taught Professional Responsibility at Columbia Law School as a Lecturer in Law. He has served for several years by appointment of the Presiding Justice on the First Department Discipline Committee, hearing and reporting to the court on cases of lawyer misconduct; and is a frequent lecturer on the subject of professional discipline. He is at present President of the New York Bar Foundation, and a member of the Board of Citizens Union. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Yale Law School.