John is the Senior Corporate Counsel for Pharmavite LLC, a leading vitamin and supplement manufacturer of nationally known brands as NatureMade and Soy Joy nutrition bars.
At Hastings, John served as the Senior Symposium Editor of Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, and externed at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California and California Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline. After graduating from Hastings, he started his career at Heller Ehrman in San Diego and, before joining Pharmavite, he worked as a Senior Associate in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office.
Before law school, John worked as the founding Admissions Director for the Preuss School at the University of California San Diego, which is a nationally acclaimed, first of its kind, college-preparatory charter school for low-income students located on the university campus. Newsweek Magazine recently recognized the Preuss School as one of ten transformative high schools in the nation. John continues to be involved in various community activities. He has been an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Southern California deposition program and participates in the Giving Circle for the Asian Pacific Community Fund. He has also maintained strong ties with UC Hastings, having served on fundraising campaigns for the law school and as the co-chair for his 10-year class reunion.