John Cannon is a partner in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice of Shearman & Sterling LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group.
He focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and benefits, including advising companies and boards of directors on corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment and tax laws and ERISA. He has extensive experience in management succession and other corporate governance matters, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the employee issues implicated in the mergers and acquisitions context. He also has worked with the firm’s litigation group on representing independent directors in a number of internal investigations, including with respect to the “London Whale” matter at JPMorgan Chase and sales practices at Wells Fargo. In addition, he has experience in advising startup companies in the biotechnology sector regarding corporate and compensation matters.
John represents corporate and financial institution clients including Boston Scientific, Citigroup, Corning, Danone, ICE (Intercontinental Exchange), Raytheon, State Street, Textron, Thomson Reuters and Viacom.