John E. Muench: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

John E. Muench

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7059

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Litigation & Class Actions
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxic Tort
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7059
Fax: +1 312 706 8661
University College of the Holy Cross, A.B., magna cum laude, 1970
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1976
Admitted1976, Illinois; 1976, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 1994, US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Illinois State Bar Association

Appellate Lawyers Association of Illinois (Board of Directors, 1998-2000)

American Bar Association, sections on Antitrust, Litigation and Administrative Law


John Muench is a partner in Mayer Brown's Litigation and Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation groups. His practice focuses especially on general and appellate litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust, telecommunications, state and federal constitutional law, preemption, state and federal jurisdiction and procedure, mass tort and products liability securities, and class actions. John handles complex civil litigation and has written dozens of briefs and argued numerous cases in state and federal appellate and supreme courts.

Within the firm's Litigation practice, John is also a member of the telecommunications subgroup, which was named Communications Law Firm of the Year in 2003 by Chambers USA. He is recognized in Chambers USA's Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading individual in the area of Communications and Technology Law. Chambers reported that John is regarded as 'strategic' and 'terrifically creative' and that [c]lients consider him to be 'astute, diplomatic and responsive.'

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1983, John taught constitutional law, federal courts, and evidence at the University of Illinois College of Law (1978-1983). Earlier, he served as Law Clerk to The Honorable John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC (1977-1978) and to The Honorable Robert A. Sprecher, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1976-1977).


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John E. Muench

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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