John James Snidow

John James Snidow is an associate in the D.C. office of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Before joining the firm, J.J. served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond M. Kethledge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Amul R. Thapar of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

J.J. graduated from the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. While in law school, he received the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize (awarded to the best oral advocate in Yale’s moot-court competition) and the John Fletcher Caskey Prize (awarded to the winners of Yale’s trial-advocacy competition). He also won the 2014 National Championship at the National Trial Competition (an interscholastic mock-trial tournament hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers) as a member of Yale’s trial-advocacy team. Before law school, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Notable Matters

  • Member of trial team that won JNOV in Hartman v. Janssen, the first state-court bellwether trial involving Xarelto in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas

Clerkships

  • Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2014-15)
  • Judge Amul R. Thapar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (2015-16)
  • Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States (2016-17)

Education

  • Undergraduate: Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009
  • Law: Yale Law School, J.D., 2014