John R. Landis is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, and is a member of the firm's Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation, Securities Enforcement & Litigation and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices, as well as the Sports and Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Teams. Mr. Landis' practice includes advising and representing his clients in commercial litigation matters, securities regulatory and enforcement proceedings, internal corporate investigations and general business matters (including corporate governance and compliance). Mr. Landis' clients include insurance brokerage firms, insurance companies, investment banking and municipal finance firms, broker-dealers and mutual fund companies.
Mr. Landis was a member of the legal team for the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic bid. He has been appointed to the United States Olympic Committee's Safe Sport Legal Referral Network. He also works with a number of other civic and non-profit organizations, including Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, and Scout Aquatics Swim Club.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Landis was named a BTI Client Service All-Star, an elite group of attorneys nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI's independent study as delivering the absolute best in client service. He also was selected for inclusion in the 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers® list.*
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Landis practiced for three years with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1988), where he was a member of the law review. Mr. Landis clerked for two years for the Hon. James M. Rosenbaum, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.
A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Mr. Landis received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Lawrence University in 1984. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, New York, Minnesota, and Oregon.
*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.