John M. Falzone is Of Counsel to Parker Ibrahim & Berg LLC, where he focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions in the mortgage banking industry. Mr. Falzone has extensive experience with complex commercial and banking matters, as well as investor and consumer class actions. He has defended major U.S. and foreign banks, Big 4 accounting firms, various publicly-owned companies, and directors and officers in federal and state court litigations across the country.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Falzone was an Associate with Latham & Watkins LLP where he handled complex representations, including:
- Representation of a global investment banking, securities and investment management company and its affiliates in cases pending in federal and state courts across the country, in which investors in residential mortgage-backed securities issued and/or underwritten by the bank are seeking rescission and damages under federal securities laws and state blue sky laws;
- Representation of a Big 4 accounting firm in a predatory lending class action brought in New Jersey federal court, in which all claims against the accounting firm were dismissed voluntarily at the direction of the court following the filing of the accounting firm’s motion to dismiss;
- Representation of a global investment banking, securities and investment management company in a putative class action brought in Illinois state court on behalf of the shareholders of the bank’s client, alleging, among other things, breach of a financial advisory contract and breach of fiduciary duty, in which the court granted the bank’s motion to dismiss;
- Representation of a major supermarket and its board of directors in a shareholder class action brought in New Jersey state court challenging the supermarket's merger with another company, which was settled on a disclosure-only basis;
- Representation of a publicly-owned drug development services company, its CEO, and CFO in a putative shareholder class action brought in New Jersey federal court alleging securities fraud, in which the company’s motion to dismiss was granted; and
- Representation of a foreign bank in an investigation by the New York County District Attorneys’ Office.
Mr. Falzone has also represented numerous clients on a pro bono basis, including, among others, alien children seeking refuge in the U.S., victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders, and holocaust survivors seeking reparations from the German government. In addition, Mr. Falzone served as a Member of the New Jersey Supreme Court District Ethics Committee for District V-A from 2007 to 2011 and served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education from 2007 to 2009.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Falzone served as a law clerk to Justice Barry T. Albin on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He received his B.A. from Villanova University, and his J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review. Mr. Falzone graduated from Seton Hall with honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Falzone is admitted to practice before the bars of New York and New Jersey. He is listed in the Super Lawyers in New Jersey survey as a “2011 Rising Star” and a “2012 Rising Star.”
Abid Qureshi & John Falzone, Client Alert, Asserting Work Product Privilege in an Internal Investigation (May 7, 2007) (internal publication of Latham & Watkins LLP).
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