John Kern is a partner in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office, where his practice focuses on representing healthcare, financial services and technology companies —from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies— in commercial litigation matters in federal and state court. Mr. Kern also has significant experience representing companies in a broad range of government investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, and regulators in a wide range of practice areas, including securities/banking, healthcare fraud and abuse, and drug price calculation and reporting. He has been responsible for managing teams of associates and paralegals through the full scope of government investigations and all phases of litigation, such as mediations, arbitrations, and state and federal court jury trials.
During law school, Mr. Kern was the general editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, he was an international trade analyst for the Department of State's U.S. Trade and Development Agency in Washington, D.C.
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