Education & Career of John Downey as a Dispute Settler
Partner - Rome McGuigan, P.C. - 2009 - 2019
Judicial Branch- Connecticut · April 2001-April 2009
Presided over thousands of jury trials, court trials, and hearings, domestic, civil, and criminal; pre-tried and heard motions in all cases.
Rome, McGuigan, and Sabanosh, P.C. · 1992-2001
Trial attorney- defended medical and legal malpractice cases and prosecuted and defended personal injury and commercial and banking law cases, environmental law, and worker compensation cases. AV-rated civil trial attorney by Martindale Hubbel.
Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics Company · 1989-1992
Litigation Counsel and FDA Counsel
Managed litigation throughout the U.S. in areas of products liability and environmental matters. Selected, managed, and supervised outside counsel and coordinated internal discovery. Advised the company and its subsidiaries on food and drug matters. Reviewed material safety data sheets for regulatory compliance and coordinated and participated in the in-house safety and regulatory compliance program.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc · 1985-1989
Managed litigation, including the selection and supervision of outside counsel, coordinated internal discovery, and advised corporate officers about matters involving the company's pharmaceutical products and medical devices and its subsidiaries, including Roxanne Labs and BI Animal Health. Responsibilities also included environmental and employment lawsuits and assistance on new product and technology acquisitions, as well as advising on FDA, FTC, and safety concerns, reviewing of real estate and contracts.
Regnier, Taylor, Curran and Langenbach · 1978-1984
Defended clients insured for automobile, homeowner, and medical and legal malpractice claims for various insurance carriers. (The St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Pioneer, GEICO, USAA, the Hartford) A smaller portion of the practice involved worker compensation, real estate law, and contract law.