Partner, Mayer Brown
John Nadolenco’s civil litigation practice focuses on high-stakes cases and class action defense, including defending consumer class actions, and employment and antitrust cases. Mr. Nadolenco is handling several high-profile cases. He has been lead counsel in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which the United States Supreme Court decided in our client’s favor, making it harder for plaintiffs to bring no-injury lawsuits. Some said the case implicated “the future of consumer class actions” because the case raised whether simply alleging the violation of a statute was sufficient to confer Article III standing, as many plaintiffs in Internet privacy, cybersecurity and numerous other types of cases allege. Indeed, Mr. Nadolenco has spent much of his career developing creative defenses used to defeat class actions.
Along those lines, Mr. Nadolenco recently represented Facebook in several cases alleging privacy violations under a state biometrics law. He also defended Volkswagen in dozens of putative class actions alleging the company improperly installed emissions-defeat devices on some of its diesel cars. And Mr. Nadolenco represents the Country of Brazil in its effort to capture the infamous 840-pound Bahia Emerald. Mr. Nadolenco’s efforts in that case have made international and national headlines.
Mr. Nadolenco is a member of Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board and also a firm-wide co-lead of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He previously served as the Los Angeles office practice leader for the litigation practice and firm-wide co-lead of the Consumer Litigation & Class Actions practice. He received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV-Preeminent in 2013 and was also named in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.® In 2009, he was named one of the “Top 20 California Lawyers Under 40” by the Daily Journal. Mr. Nadolenco joined the firm in 1995.
Mr. Nadolenco received his JD summa cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law and his BA summa cum laude from the University of Arizona.