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John McCauley joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. McCauley clerked for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2014 – 2015) and was a litigation and antitrust associate at Dinsmore & Shohl (2009 – 2014) and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (2007 – 2009). Before law school, he worked as a management consultant at Novantas, Inc. in New York. Mr. McCauley practices complex commercial, intellectual property, and appellate litigation. He is licensed in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and numerous federal district and appellate courts.


University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2007; Levy Scholar)
Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 2002)
University of Virginia (1997 – 98; Jefferson Scholar)


State of Wisconsin
State of Ohio
State of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Member of defendants’ trial team in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement lawsuit involving LED technology. Resulted in a favorable settlement. Cree v. Kingbright Electronic Co. Ltd., et al. (W.D. Wis.).

Secured client’s share of patent-licensing royalties and defeated claims of improper competition. William F. Shea, LLC v. Bonutti Research (S.D. Ohio).

Represented minority shareholder in medical-technology company on claims for breach of fiduciary duty and reinstatement. Obtained favorable settlement. Avon Equity Holdings v. Unity Ultrasonic Fixation (S.D. Ill.).

Successfully litigated trademark dispute between competitors in the energy industry. American Energy Corp. v. American Energy Partners (S.D. Ohio).

Argued administrative rulemaking challenge in Murray Energy Corp. v. MSHA (6th Cir.).

Helped obtain reversal in a pro bono civil-rights appeal challenging government actions under the Privacy Act. Shearson v. Dept. of Homeland Security (6th Cir.).

Member of plaintiffs’ trial team in a multimillion-dollar shareholder oppression action against a major biotechnology company.

Briefed class action appeals before the 6th and 8th Circuits.

Defended egg producer in multi-district litigation against price-fixing claims.

Defended chemical company in an international environmental-indemnity dispute.

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