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John D. Goetz
B.B.A. magna cum laude 1983)
Editor-in-Chief, Law Review
University of Notre Dame (J.D. cum laude 1986
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John Goetz is a first-chair lawyer with more than 25 years of experience defending companies in business and tort litigation. He has defended multinational companies such as Doncasters, Parker Hannifin, Penske Automotive, Pilatus Aircraft, R.J. Reynolds, Textron, U. S. Steel, Yamaha, and WESCO in trial and appellate courts across the U.S. and in Canada. He has litigated complex commercial disputes and has defended product liability actions in multiple forums. He obtained injunctions preventing the federal government from enforcing a key provision of the Affordable Care Act in a landmark case to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016.John is a recognized authority in aviation and transportation litigation. A licensed pilot, he leads Jones Day's airlines and aviation industry practice. John was central to trial teams for Parker Hannifin in aviation litigation involving the crash of a former Missouri governor's plane and in USAir Flight 427. He also led the team representing Parker in post-trial proceedings and MDL litigation arising out of Silk Air Flight 185. John represents clients in NTSB investigations and in FAA proceedings. He has taught aviation law at Duquesne University School of Law.