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John W. Joyce

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  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


Louisiana State University, J.D., 2000

Dickinson College, B.A., 1993


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Louisiana Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, since 2014

The Best Lawyers in America, since 2015

The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Insurance "Lawyer of the Year" New Orleans, 2023

Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions, Assistant Bar Examiner (Business Entities & Negotiable Instruments)

Order of the Coif

Louisiana Law Review, Member and Editor

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Louisiana

John W. Joyce is an experienced litigator and trial attorney whose practice includes most types of sophisticated civil litigation.  He represents insurance companies in coverage and claim-handling cases, broker-dealers and financial advisors in securities and employment disputes, and both businesses and individuals in contract, fraud, fiduciary liability, shareholder, restrictive covenant, and trade secret litigation. John has represented clients in more than twenty trials, evidentiary hearings, and arbitrations.  He also has represented clients in federal and state regulatory matters, as well as internal corporate investigations.

John is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, and Securities Litigation, and by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation.  He is a fellow of the Litigation Council of America, an honorary society composed of less than one half of one percent of American trial lawyers. John has published more than a dozen articles covering a variety of subjects, including corporate governance, class action practice, federal civil procedure, and attorney ethics. John also represents pro bono clients in criminal prosecutions, civil rights cases, and family law matters.

    Super Lawyers 2020 - John Joyce
Professional and Civic Activities

John has been an Associate Editor of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Litigation News. He also served as Editor of the ABA Section of Litigation Ethics & Professionalism Committee Newsletter. John is a member of the Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Associations. He has represented clients pro bono in criminal, employment, family law, and landlord-tenant proceedings.

Publications and Presentations


  • "Under Dodd-Frank Act, a Whistleblower Is a Whistleblower," ABA Litigation News (October 21, 2013)
  • "Full Disclosure Required To Arbitrate Attorney-Client Fee Disputes," ABA Litigation News (August 2013)
  • "Ethical Breach By Class Counsel Does Not Defeat Certification," ABA Litigation News (July 30, 2013)
  • "Private Arbitrations Ruled Unconstitutional," ABA Litigation News (January 2013)
  • "Limiting Availability of Interlocutory Appeals Regarding Privilege," ABA Litigation News (Aug. 16, 2012)
  • "Forensic Expert Permitted to Identify Keyboard User," ABA Litigation News (May 23, 2012)
  • "Mooting the Class," ABA Litigation News (Spring 2012)
  • "Changing Fee Arrangements During Representation," ABA Litigation News (November 8, 2011)
  • "District Court Taxes Losing Litigant $367,359 in Defense Costs," ABA Litigation News (September 16, 2011)
  • "Policyholder Forfeits Coverage by Rejecting Carrier’s Appointed Counsel," ABA Litigation News (May 25, 2011)
  • "Improper Notary Practice May Lead to Attorney Discipline," ABA Litigation News (January 26, 2011)
  • "Ethical Fallout From the Foreclosure Crisis," ABA Litigation News (October 27, 2010)
  • "Magistrate Judges Weigh Showing Necessary For ‘Apex’ Depositions," ABA Litigation News (July 20, 2010)
  • "The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: An Employer Asset in Trade Secret Cases," ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Journal (Summer 2006)
  • "Why Private Companies Should Pay Heed to Sarbanes-Oxley," ABA Business Torts Journal (Summer 2005)
  • "Demand Letters and the Declaratory Judgment Act," ABA/YLD Litigation Committee Newsletter (Summer 2004)
  • "Forum Non Conveniens in Louisiana," 60 Louisiana Law Review 293 (2000)
Past Experience
  • Jenner & Block, L.L.C., Chicago, Illinois