John is a founding partner of TGF and has a broad practice in complex commercial litigation with significant experience in insolvency and restructuring litigation. John has been lauded as "a spectacular lawyer in huge insolvency proceedings" and "a very credible, no-nonsense litigator who is extremely effective in court" in Chambers Global. John is recognized as one of Canada's top lawyers in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, as a leading lawyer for US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation in Lexpert®. The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2016 lists John as a leading lawyer in four practice areas: Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Directors' & Officers' Liability, Insolvency and in Financial Restructuring. John was senior litigation counsel representing the Trustees of the UK Pension Plan and the UK Pension Protection Fund (on behalf of 42,000 UK pensioners with a $3 billion pension plan deficit) in successfully obtaining a ground-breaking pro rata allocation among the global Nortel Networks insolvency estates following an unprecedented joint trial of the Canadian and US Courts, over C$7.3 billion in asset sale proceeds. He is active as a Director of Worldwide Orphans Foundation Canada, a charity devoted to improving the lives of orphans.