Mr. St. John’s practice emphasizes complex, multi-jurisdictional representations and class action defense.
Mr. St. John has represented banks, broker-dealers and private equity firms including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, UBS Securities, UBS Financial Services, E*TRADE, Merrill Lynch, Oaktree Capital Management and Hancock Park Associates in matters collectively involving billions of dollars.
Mr. St. John has advised numerous clients seeking to mitigate their exposure to the recent upheavals in the credit markets. For example, he advised large mortgage originators on the framework for responding to massive volumes of repurchase requests received from stakeholders including investors, trustees and monoline insurers, and he counseled a large multi-national manufacturer on the strategy for successfully terminating its private label credit card program in light of imperatives in the credit and consumer markets.
Mr. St. John also has defended putative class actions brought in state and federal courts against financial institutions, telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers, and companies engaging in commercial solicitation.
An involved member of the community, Mr. St. John is a board member of the Adam Leventhal Memorial School and Museum and has served on the board of the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. He also is a member of Pacific Council on International Policy.