John Kiernan

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

John Kiernan

John Kiernan

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Overview
RelSci Relationships

3831

Number of Boards

19

Number of Awards

1

Relationships
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Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Presiding Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Of Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

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Of Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center - New York

Montefiore Medical Center engages in the provision of healthcare, clinical and surgical services. It offers treatments including cardiology and cardiac surgery, cancer care, tissue and organ transplantation, children’s health, women’s health, surgery and the surgical subspecialties. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Bronx, NY.

Sibling
Founding Partner at Sonostar Ventures

Sonostar Ventures invests in companies they feel offer superior risk/reward opportunities and have the ability to generate $100 million or more in revenues within 4 years. They look for companies that have the potential to generate 40+% annualized returns on their investment over a 4 to 5 year holding period. The firm's focus is on private equity, venture capital and small-cap public companies, however, they may consider any opportunity in any asset class if they believe the opportunity has the potential to generate significant returns. Investments typically range from $1.5 million to $3 million. When necessary or required, Sonostar Ventures will help arrange additional financing. They often take a position on the Board of Directors or Advisory Boards of the companies in which they invest.

Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1980

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1976

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

Memberships
Editor
Prior

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Career History
Partner
1981 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Adjunct Professor
Current

New England Law | Boston dedicates itself (1) to preparing students to be successful lawyers and leaders in the public and private sectors through integrated practical, theoretical, and ethical education of the highest caliber and (2) to contributing to the improvement of American, foreign, and international legal systems through participation in the debate over the fairness and efficacy of those systems, research and publication, public service, and other work that furthers the interests of justice.

Adjunct Professor of Law
Tenure Unconfirmed

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

Boards & Committees
Chair, Ethics Committee
1994 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Lawyers Committee
Current

Even in the best of circumstances, growing up can present real challenges. For inner-city school children these challenges are multiplied many times over and are often overwhelming. Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF) helps remove the fundamental challenge of getting a good education in a safe, secure environment in New York City. Nearly 70% of the students enrolled in the 93 designated elementary and secondary inner-city schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island come from homes living at or below the federal poverty line - the average scholarship recipient's family income is approximately $24,000 per year. Over 50% of ICSF students come from single-parent households. Despite these impediments, our Catholic schools – in partnership with our donors – enable our students and their families to overcome enormous odds and break the cycle of poverty through education.

President
Prior

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Board Member, United Way of Pelham
Prior

THE MISSION OF UWWP IS TO HELP LOCAL RESIDENTS BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT AND THRIVE IN A STRONGER COMMUNITY. THE UNITED WAY OF WESTCHESTER AND PUTNAM (UWWP) IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF 40% OF OUR NEIGHBORS WHO LIVE IN POVERTY OR PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. THESE ARE OFTEN HARDWORKING FAMILIES STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND PROVIDE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.WE DO THIS BY INVESTING IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS WITH PROVEN RESULTS. BY PROVIDING DIRECT SERVICES TO THOSE WHO STRUGGLE. AND BY FOSTERING COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, LEADERS AND PARTNERS.OUR WORK POSITIVELY IMPACTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES EVERY YEAR.

Member, Committee on Non Lawyers & the Justice Gap
Tenure Unconfirmed
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $20K
2018

In 1979, CPR started this legacy by being the first to bring together Corporate Counsel and their firms to find ways to lower the cost of litigation. Since that time, CPR has changed the way the world resolves conflict by being the first to develop an ADR Pledge. Today, this Pledge obliges over 4,000 operating companies and 1,500 law firms to explore alternative dispute resolution options before pursuing litigation. CPR is once again challenging the way the world resolves conflict by introducing the 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge. This new Pledge will systemically change the way global business and their leaders resolve complex commercial disputes. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government officials, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics.

$10K - $20K
2016

In 1979, CPR started this legacy by being the first to bring together Corporate Counsel and their firms to find ways to lower the cost of litigation. Since that time, CPR has changed the way the world resolves conflict by being the first to develop an ADR Pledge. Today, this Pledge obliges over 4,000 operating companies and 1,500 law firms to explore alternative dispute resolution options before pursuing litigation. CPR is once again challenging the way the world resolves conflict by introducing the 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge. This new Pledge will systemically change the way global business and their leaders resolve complex commercial disputes. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government officials, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics.

$10K - $25K
2016

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a private company headquartered in Washington, DC. The firm provides legal services that protects civil rights.

Political Donations
$2,000
2017

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from Maine's 2nd District, Bruce Poliquin

$1,000
2015

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from Maine's 2nd District, Bruce Poliquin

$1,000
2015

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from Maine's 2nd District, Bruce Poliquin

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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