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John C. C. Sanders, Jr.

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Dallas, TX
214-760-6160
jsanders@fr.com
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Background

John Sanders is a Principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson. After graduating among the top four students in his class of 500 from the University of Texas School of Law, he was selected to serve as a law clerk for the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. He joined the firm in the fall of 2008.

Since joining Fish, Mr. Sanders has managed numerous, complex business litigation matters in front of federal and state courts in Texas, California, Florida, New York and other jurisdictions. He has also participated in several arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

Mr. Sanders’ practice emphasizes complex business litigation. His business litigation work includes trying cases involving partnership disputes, theft of intellectual property, breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, business torts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, corporate espionage, whistleblowing, and securities fraud. Mr. Sanders also has extensive experience representing private equity funds in all aspects of litigation affecting those funds.

Education

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law 2007
Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
with highest honors, Order of the Coif


B.S., Texas A&M University 2002
Political Science

Admissions

  • Texas 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, The Honorable John M. Walker Jr., 2007 - 2008

Other Distinctions

Publications
"Looking for Faith in All the Wrong Places: Rethinking Agreements to Negotiate in Good Faith," 7 U.C. Davis Bus. L. J., 5 (2006).

Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Contributing Editor (2009-Present).

"Changes on Noncompete Clauses: June Case Illustrates how Texas Supreme Court is Expanding the Reach of the Agreements," Dallas Business Journal, (Oct. 28, 2011).

"So You Think Your Arbitration is Confidential . . . . Better Think Again," Fish & Richardson Litigation Blog (April 18, 2014).

Additional information
Chancellors: Designated Keeper of the Peregrinus.
Recipient of the Texas Law Review Outstanding Note Award.
Dean’s Achievement Award for the highest exam score in: Business Associations; Civil Procedure; Contracts; Criminal Law; Employment Law; Professional Responsibility; and Secured Credit.
Thomson West Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award.

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