John M. Nonna
John Nonna is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. He is an experienced practitioner in the areas of litigation and arbitration. His practice is concentrated in business and commercial disputes and insurance and reinsurance disputes. He leads an experienced team of insurance and reinsurance practitioners at Patton Boggs. He and his colleagues have arbitrated and litigated cases involving the major areas of controversy in insurance and reinsurance, including contract formation, fraudulent inducement claims, coverage issues, including allocation and trigger of coverage, security, finite reinsurance and life and health insurance disputes, including recent disputes involving reinsurance of variable annuity benefits. He has also handled and tried jury and non-jury cases in other areas of business and commercial litigation including accountants’ malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, employment discrimination and distributorship and supply contracts. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Nonna graduated from Princeton University and New York University Law School where he was elected to Order of the Coif and served was an editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. He was law assistant to Associate Judge Dominick Gabrielli of the New York Court of Appeals. He has lectured at numerous conferences in the area of trial practice, arbitration, and insurance and reinsurance coverage. He is co-editor of the treatise, Insurance Law Practice and a co-author of the treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts. He is a mediator for the United States District Court and New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division mediation programs.
In addition to his interest in the law, Mr. Nonna has served as an elected official in local government including seven years as Mayor of Pleasantville, New York and currently as a Westchester County Legislator. In his youth, he was a member of the 1972 and 1980 United States Olympic Fencing Teams and was a medalist in the Pan American Games. As a member of the 1980 Olympic Team, he received the Congressional Medal of Achievement.