John Merrigan has extensive legal and political experience.

John has played a leading role in building one of the nation's premier federal law practices, formulating and executing successful strategies to advance or protect clients' interests.

John is co-chair of DLA Piper's Federal Law and Policy practice group, which consists of over 40 lawyers and professionals seasoned in governmental practice and is ranked consistently by leading publications in the top tier among federal law firms. DLA Piper's federal law and policy clients include numerous Fortune 100 corporations, various domestic and foreign governments, and other entities.

John also has led the way in integrating DLA Piper's governmental capabilities with DLA Piper's nationally recognized transactional and litigation practices, with extensive experience representing clients in congressional and related investigations.

John is a member of DLA Piper's firmwide Policy Committee.