John T. Byrnes

Senior Associate

Byrnes, John

John Byrnes is a senior associate who focuses his practice on complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Byrnes was a law clerk for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Previously, Mr. Byrnes was a summer associate at a law firm in New York where he worked on litigation matters.

While in law school, Mr. Byrnes was a research assistant for Professor George Priest on antitrust law issues. Beforehand, he was a graduate intern with the US Treasury Department Office of International Affairs, where he worked in the Europe and Eurasia Office.

Formerly a consultant with Oliver Wyman's financial services practice, Mr. Byrnes performed business and data analysis, and built financial models.

Publications & News


June 19, 2017

Implications of the Supreme Court's Kokesh Decision

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Kokesh v. SEC that a claim for disgorgement arising from the violation of federal securities law constitutes a “penalty” for purposes of the general statute of limitations provision in 28 U.S.C. § 2462. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished in the Wall Street Lawyer.

February 10, 2017

WilmerHale Scores Win for DaVita, Preserves Insurance Access for Kidney Patients

WilmerHale achieved a major victory when a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction protecting patients' access to health coverage during their final stage of chronic kidney disease in response to a legal challenge filed by the kidney care community.

March 11, 2016

Congressional Hearing Examines Free Speech and Tax Constraints on Campus Political Activity

Campuses across the country are wrestling with how free speech, tolerance, diversity and politics mix in a higher education environment. Recently, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee examined the intersection of an institution's 501(c)(3) status and campus policies that regulate partisan political activity.


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JD, Yale Law School, 2012

BA, Economics and International Studies, cum laude, Yale University, 2007

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


The Hon. Danny J. Boggs, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012 - 2013

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