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John P. Bringewatt

Senior Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1453
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John Bringewatt helps clients navigate government investigations and complex civil litigation with thoughtful counsel and by translating legal issues into real-world terms.

He has experience representing corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of the New York Attorney General. In addition, John assists clients in conducting internal investigations and in preparing self-disclosures to law enforcement and administrative agencies.

John also represents clients in complex civil disputes, including contract and trade secret disputes, at all stages of litigation. He also has significant experience representing clients in heavily regulated industries, particularly long-term care providers, to challenge over-reaching government regulation.

Utilizing his experience as a former law clerk for a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, John also advocates for clients in appeals in state and federal courts.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Empire Justice Center Board of Directors
  • Leader, Brighton Democratic Committee

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • University of Michigan Law School
    • Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
    • Order of the Coif

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Government Investigations

  • Represented health care entities in investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Attorney General.
  • Represented a public entity in connection with interconnected state and federal investigations and recovered substantial sums for the entity.
  • Represented clients in whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act.

Civil Litigation

  • Successfully tried, as part of an HSE trial team, an AAA commercial arbitration matter to obtain a multi-million dollar judgment for a client.
  • Part of a team representing a group of long-term care facilities in challenges to state-wide Department of Health rules that implicate hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursement payments.
  • Briefed successful dispositive motions securing the dismissal of claims in federal commercial litigation.

Appellate Litigation

  • As part of court-appointed amicus curiae team, authored winning brief defining the standards for personal jurisdiction in copyright litigation. See Troma Entertainment v. Centennial Pictures, 729 F.3d 215 (2d Cir. 2013). 
  • As a pro bono advocate, briefed and argued a successful challenge to the fairness of a criminal trial and secured the reversal of a conviction. See People v. Horton, 145 A.D.3d 1575 (4th Dep’t 2016).
  • Represented clients before the New York Court of Appeals, in one instance as amicus curiae, and in another by making a successful motion for leave to appeal that made it possible to settle the lawsuit on favorable terms.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Snyder v. Louisiana: Continuing the Historical Trend Towards Increased Scrutiny of Peremptory Challenges,” Michigan Law Review, Volume 108, Number 7, May 2010

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York

CLERKSHIP

  • Judge Susan L. Carney, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011-2012

EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude
HSE Law
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John P. Bringewatt
Senior Associate
jbringewatt@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1453
fax: 585.232.2152

John Bringewatt helps clients navigate government investigations and complex civil litigation with thoughtful counsel and by translating legal issues into real-world terms.

He has experience representing corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, including investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of the New York Attorney General. In addition, John assists clients in conducting internal investigations and in preparing self-disclosures to law enforcement and administrative agencies.

John also represents clients in complex civil disputes, including contract and trade secret disputes, at all stages of litigation. He also has significant experience representing clients in heavily regulated industries, particularly long-term care providers, to challenge over-reaching government regulation.

Utilizing his experience as a former law clerk for a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, John also advocates for clients in appeals in state and federal courts.

Representative Experience

Government Investigations

  • Represented health care entities in investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Attorney General.
  • Represented a public entity in connection with interconnected state and federal investigations and recovered substantial sums for the entity.
  • Represented clients in whistleblower suits under the False Claims Act.

Civil Litigation

  • Successfully tried, as part of an HSE trial team, an AAA commercial arbitration matter to obtain a multi-million dollar judgment for a client.
  • Part of a team representing a group of long-term care facilities in challenges to state-wide Department of Health rules that implicate hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursement payments.
  • Briefed successful dispositive motions securing the dismissal of claims in federal commercial litigation.

Appellate Litigation

  • As part of court-appointed amicus curiae team, authored winning brief defining the standards for personal jurisdiction in copyright litigation. See Troma Entertainment v. Centennial Pictures, 729 F.3d 215 (2d Cir. 2013). 
  • As a pro bono advocate, briefed and argued a successful challenge to the fairness of a criminal trial and secured the reversal of a conviction. See People v. Horton, 145 A.D.3d 1575 (4th Dep’t 2016).
  • Represented clients before the New York Court of Appeals, in one instance as amicus curiae, and in another by making a successful motion for leave to appeal that made it possible to settle the lawsuit on favorable terms.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Empire Justice Center Board of Directors
  • Leader, Brighton Democratic Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2017-2018
  • University of Michigan Law School
    • Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
    • Order of the Coif

Publications

  • Snyder v. Louisiana: Continuing the Historical Trend Towards Increased Scrutiny of Peremptory Challenges,” Michigan Law Review, Volume 108, Number 7, May 2010

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Clerkship

  • Judge Susan L. Carney, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011-2012

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude

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