John Leary has been the administrative partner of White & Case's Shanghai office since 2005. During his career, he has also worked in the Firm's offices in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Hanoi, Prague, Mexico City and Palo Alto.
John represents US and foreign corporations in international mergers, financings and ventures. Since joining White & Case in 1992, nearly all of his work has had a cross-border component. He has led greenfield projects for several high-technology companies, supervised mergers and acquisitions teams in the US, Eastern Europe and Latin America, represented Mexican airlines in their fleet acquisitions and restructurings and also represented the Czech Republic and the Government of Vietnam in privatization and debt restructuring matters.
In Shanghai, John represents multinationals in their acquisitions of Chinese assets or enterprises and in the formation of joint ventures. He also represents Chinese entities in their acquisitions abroad.
Bars and Courts
California State Bar, 1992
JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1992
BSFS, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1987