John S. Delikanakis

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  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (434 Attorneys)
  • Hughes Center, 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 1100, Las Vegas, NV 89169
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Biography

John Delikanakis is a partner with Snell & Wilmer’s commercial litigation group in Las Vegas, Nevada. A former associate general counsel for a Fortune 500 company, his experience ranges from counseling senior management on day-to-day operational issues to litigating both simple and complex cases at the district court and appellate levels. John’s recent practice is concentrated on real estate disputes, business dissolutions, contracts for the sale of goods, and commercial guaranty matters in the district and appellate courts. He also counsels clients on e-discovery and data retention issues. Historically, John’s experience includes representing companies in class action, shareholder derivative litigation and defending manufacturers in multi-district products liability cases. He also has significant experience defending consumer lending cases, including those that involve mortgage and origination issues. John holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell . He also serves on Snell & Wilmer’s E-Discovery Committee and Litigation Training Committee.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Time to Review Your Non-Competition Agreements in Light of New Nevada Statutory Amendments, Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (June 16, 2017)
• High Court Says Banks Collecting on Purchased Debt for its Own Accounts Not Subject to the FDCPA, Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (June 12, 2017)
•“U.S. Supreme Court - Credit Card Disclosure Statute Regulates Free Speech, ” Co-Author, Nevada Bankers Association Newsletter (April 2017)
• U.S. Supreme Court - Credit Card Disclosure Statute Regulates Free Speech, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 30, 2017)
• Mandatory Employee Arbitration Heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (January 17, 2017)
•“Foreclosure: Do you Know the Latest Changes?,” Presenter, National Webinar, National Business Institute (August 2016)
• Piercing the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego Liability CLE, Presenter, National Telephonic Seminar, The Rossdale Group (February 2016)
• Veil Piercing/Alter Ego Doctrine: How an Entity's Veil can be Pierced and Similar Equitable Remedies Available to Creditors, Presenter, Piercing the LLC or Corporate Veil: Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (December 7, 2015)
• Q&A with John Delikanakis - Be a counselor for your client, not just a hired gun, ' Featured, The Sunday/Vegas Inc. (May 17, 2015)
• Representing Your Client in Federal Court: Recent ABA Opinions, Conflicts of Interest, Appropriate Client Communications, Confidentiality and Metadata, Presenter, National Business Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (November 2014)
•“Insights: How to Reduce the Risk of Litigation, ” Nevada State Bank webinar, Presenter, Las Vegas (July 2014)
• Nevada Supreme Court's Recent Decision Addressing Confidentiality of Public Employee Retirement System Records and Requests Under Nevada's Public Records, Appearance on Ralston Reports (at 18:46), Las Vegas Channel 3 (November 19, 2013)
• Representing Your Client in Federal Court: Recent ABA Opinions, Conflicts of Interest, Appropriate Client Communications, Confidentiality and Metadata, Presenter, National Business Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada (November 15, 2013)
• Delaware Forum Decision Good for Companies and Shareholders, Too, Today’s General Counsel (October/November 2013)
• Discovery in a World With Electronic Discovery: Cases at the Intersection of Electronic Discovery and Various Public Records Acts, Law Seminars International, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 9, 2013)
• What’s the Deal with Deal Litigation in Nevada? Presenter, Las Vegas Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel (2012)
• Avoiding the Deadly Sins of E-Discovery, Presenter and Co-Host, Nevada State Bar CLE (April 7, 2011)
• It's a Slow, Painful Cure for Las Vegas' Commercial Real Estate Market, Author, In Business Las Vegas (October 22, 2010)
• The Enforcement of Gambling Debt - A Brief Overview, Lecturer, University of Nevada, Boyd School of Law (2008, 2009, 2010)
• Legal Strategies for a 'Down' Real Estate Market: Failed Real Estate Projects, Supply Chain Disruption and Breached Commercial Leases, Presenter, Las Vegas Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel (2009)
• SOX, The ABA Model Rules & the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct: Legal and Ethical Duties of Nevada Lawyers, Presenter, Las Vegas Chapter, Association of Corporate Counsel (2007)
• How to Hire & Fire, Author, Nevada Chapter, Multilaw & Kluwer, London (2005)
• New Standards for Professionals Under Sarbanes-Oxley, Presenter, National Hospitality Law Conference, Hilton School of Hotel Management, University of Houston (2004)

Reported Cases

George L. Brown Insurance Agency v. Star Insurance Company, 237 P.2d 92 (Nev. Sup. Ct. 2010)
Anvui, LLC, A Nevada Limited Liability Company v. G.L., LLC, A Nevada Limited Liability Company, Supreme Court of the State Nevada (July 26, 2007)
Palace REIT v. Betty Engelstad, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (April 14, 2005)
Sandie Knutson and Dennis Knutson v. Allis-Chalmers, United States District Court for the District of Nevada (February 23, 2005)
Antonio Badillo, et al., v. The American Tobacco Company, United States District Court for the District of Nevada (June 29, 2001)
Sabine Young v. County of Clark, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (September 24, 1998)
Ciaffone v. Eighth Judicial District Court of State of Nevada, Supreme Court of Nevada (October 1, 1997)
Michael J. Padgett v. William O'Sullivan, et al., United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (September 15, 1995)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2018-2019)
•Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2012-2018)
•Benchmark Litigation, Future Star - Nevada (2017-2018)

Community Involvement

•Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Chairman, Board of Directors (2016-present)
•Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, Chairman, Board of Directors (2016-present)
•Be Engaged Business and Education Partnership, Clark County School District Mentor (2017)
•Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club, Founding Member and Secretary (2016-present)
•The Salvation Army, Executive Committee, Advisory Board, Las Vegas (2001-2010, 2015-present)
•50 Hour Club, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2015)
•Honor Roll, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (2014)
•Beverly Green Neighborhood Association, President (2001-2003), Vice President (2004-2010)

Other Professional Experience

•Park Place Entertainment Corporation, Associate General Counsel
•Nebraska Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Jun 11
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2018 Recognizes 22 Nevada Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 08
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Honors Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys at 17th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Oct 10
Snell & Wilmer and its Attorneys Recognized in the 2018 Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 12
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 22 Nevada Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 28
U.S. Supreme Court - Credit Card Disclosure Statute Regulates Free Speech

Feb 17
John Delikanakis Named Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada

Jan 10
Snell & Wilmer Nevada Partner John Delikanakis Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Dec 22
Eleven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Honored at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's 16th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Oct 05
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Multiple Snell & Wilmer Offices and Attorneys in 2017 Rankings

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Nevada Partner John Delikanakis Joins Governor Sandoval's Trade Mission in Australia

Jun 13
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 43 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 01
Nevada Business Magazine Ranks 22 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in Legal Elite 2016

Jan 11
Snell & Wilmer Partner John Delikanakis Named to the Board of Trustees of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

Jan 08
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Honors Snell & Wilmer Attorneys for Pro Bono Awards

Oct 12
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Multiple Snell & Wilmer Offices and Attorneys in 2016 Rankings

Oct 07
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Names Snell & Wilmer Attorney John Delikanakis as Vice Chairman

Jun 12
Mountain States Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 42 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 02
19 Snell & Wilmer Nevada Attorneys Ranked in Legal Elite 2015 by Nevada Business Magazine

May 17
Q&A with John Delikanakis - Be a counselor for your client, not just a hired gun Vegas Inc., The Sunday

Jan 26
Snell & Wilmer Hosts Third Annual Charity Mixer in Las Vegas Attracting More Than 20 Local Philanthropic Organizations

Jan 13
Snell & Wilmer Hosts Nevada-Shenzhen Reception, Furthering Trade, Commerce and Investment Opportunities Between China and the Silver State

Dec 08
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Honors Snell & Wilmer Attorneys for Pro Bono Awards

May 09
Snell & Wilmer Attorney John Delikanakis Named to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Apr 29
Snell & Wilmer Attorney John Delikanakis Named to the Advisory Board of The Modern Contemporary Art Museum

Nov 20
Snell & Wilmer's John Delikanakis Presents on the Topic 'Representing Your Client in Federal Court' at Las Vegas Business Seminar

Nov 07
Six Snell & Wilmer Nevada Attorneys Achieve AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Oct 30
Snell & Wilmer Hosts Second Annual Charity Mixer Attracting More Than 25 Local Philanthropic Organizations

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Related Publications

Jan 17
Legal Alert - Mandatory Employee Arbitration Heads to the U.S. Supreme Court

Jul 17
Corporate Communicator - Summer 2015

Jul 07
Legal Alert - Delaware Legislature Rejects Fee-Shifting Bylaws for Stock Corporations

Oct 07
Legal Alert - E-Discovery - Nevada U.S. District Court's Special Master's Report and Recommendations: Failure to Preserve ESI, Litigation Holds

May 19
Legal Alert - Fee Shifting Bylaw Facially Valid Under Delaware Law

Mar 14
Legal Alert - California Jury Awards $6 Million in Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Lawsuit

Feb 05
Legal Alert - Delaware Supreme Court: No Duty to Buy Out Minority Shareholders in Closely Held Corporations

Dec 05
Legal Alert - High Court's Clear and Loud Voice on Forum-Selection Clauses: Enforce Them

Nov 18
Legal Alert - Public Record Requests-New Scope of Confidentiality and Disclosure Requirements Under Nevada's Public Records Act

May 31
Legal Alert - Access to Federal Court in Foreclosure Proceedings after Chapman: Be Careful Not to Foreclose Your Rights

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Administrative
  • Appeals and Critical Motions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Foreclosure and Collection
  • Real Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
702.784.5259  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, A.B., Co-Captain Vassar Men's Crew, 1985
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., President, Moot Court Honor Society, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Supreme Court of Illinois; United States District Court, District of Nevada; Illinois; Nevada; Supreme Court of Nevada
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Clark County Bar Association, Board of Governors (2003-2006)
•American Bar Association

ISLN:
911397459

Peer Reviews

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Affiliations

Lex Mundi

Las Vegas, Nevada

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