John E. Sharpe



John Sharpe focuses on an array of business and commercial litigation matters, including insurance, financial services, and securities litigation and enforcement. His work also includes advising clients managing the effects of internal investigations.

John also routinely advises clients on compliance and litigation strategies relating to proposed and existing legislation.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), John was a law clerk for the Honorable Eleanor L. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. His previous experience includes serving as a legal extern for Chief Justice Hugh Thompson of the Georgia Supreme Court and working in the Georgia legislature.


Honorable Eleanor L. Ross, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Federal District Court Rebuffs Attempt by Navy Sailors to Satisfy Judgment Against Republic of Sudan by Attaching Assets Held by Global Banks (February 15, 2017)
A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York delivered a victory to banks seeking to prevent judgment creditors from attaching assets “blocked” pursuant ...


Texting-It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again (July 26, 2017)
Corporate Counsel
In their article for Corporate Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland’s Gregory Amoroso and John Sharpe discuss that given the legal and regulatory obligations regarding the handling of text messages, it is ...


Eversheds Sutherland 11th Circuit Business Blog

Eleventh Circuit Holds Forum Non Conveniens Requires Consideration of Both Private and Public Interest Factors
Apr 25, 2019

Divided court holds settlement agreement between cable provider and installation contractor not the result of duress
Aug 27, 2018

Procedural lapses short-circuit attack on statute aimed at incentivizing nuclear plant construction
Jul 19, 2018

Court revives suit against employer that allegedly denied woman promotion for not being Korean
Jun 11, 2018

Judge Julie Carnes to take senior status, opening seat on eleventh circuit
Apr 2, 2018

Court limits right to cure improper “shotgun” pleadings
Jan 8, 2018

Government official entitled to qualified immunity-no clearly established first amendment violation in not promoting employee based on father’s speech
Sep 23, 2017

Court rejects plaintiff’s claims for FLSA and Rehabilitation Act violations
Aug 11, 2017

Court rules question of arbitral venue presumptively for arbitrator to decide
Jul 20, 2017

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Securities Fraud Class Action

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Georgia Southern University, B.S., summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Legislation Editor, Georgia State University Law Review Editorial Board
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Superior Court of Georgia; Georgia

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