John Moss is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office who represents clients in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts.  He has represented several Fortune 100 global companies in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturers and retailers of consumer electronics, appliances, scientific instruments, automobiles, pharmaceuticals and children’s products. 

Mr. Moss’ trial and litigation experience includes high-stakes product liability matters; patent litigation; mass tort pharmaceutical litigation; consumer fraud class actions; and a variety of other commercial litigation.  As a product safety lawyer, he helps companies assess their compliance with regulations, execute effective recalls in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and defend CPSC civil penalty actions.  


  • Obtained a unanimous $42.5 million jury verdict (including $30 million in punitive damages) on behalf of a product distributor in a high profile three-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against defendant Gree China, a global manufacturer of home appliances.
  • Successfully overturned US judgment against foreign clients based upon lack of jurisdiction, and obtained substantial sanctions from the trial court against the opposing party.
  • Defended a global automobile manufacturer in patent litigation (including a trial in the E.D. of Texas) related to its consumer Web sites and customer relationship management systems.
  • Successfully defended False Claims Act whistleblower litigation arising from alleged off-label drug promotion.
  • Defended several bellwether product liability trials related to nationwide mass tort claims by thousands of plaintiffs who alleged that prescription hormone products cause cancer.


  • Winston & Strawn, LLP, Partner (1998-2016)
  • Locke Lord, LLP, Associate (1995-1998)


  • Order of the Coif, DePaul University College of Law
  • Certificate in Health Law, DePaul University College of Law
  • Articles Editor, Journal of Health and Hospital Law


  • American Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Litigation, Science and Technology Law, and Tort and Insurance Law sections)
  • Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Fire and Casualty, Class Action, Drug and Medical Device, Commercial Litigation, Trial Tactics, Professionalism and Ethics Committees)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • “Avoiding and Defeating Consumer Class Actions,” eLunch Briefings (February 2011)
  • “Product Liability Crises Management,” July 2010, Beijing, China
  • “Effect of State and Foreign Regulation of Product Safety,” AHAM Product Safety and Liability Conference, October 2009, Washington D.C.
  • “Product Safety Compliance—Recreational Products Specialized Litigation Group,” Defense Research Institute Annual Products Liability Conference, April 2009, San Diego
  • “New State Product Labeling Laws – Preempted?,” Law 360 Product Liability Section, April 2009
  • “2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Update,” February 2009, Webinar
  • “Consequences of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008,” Executive Counsel, January 2009
  • “Product Safety & Liability—Minimizing Manufacturers’ Exposure,” December 2008, Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • “Product Safety & Liability 2008—Meeting and Managing The Challenges of Product Safety in China,” December 2008, Shanghai, China
  • “Navigating New Hazards—Increased Risk of Criminal Liability Under the CPSIA,” Law 360 Product Liability Section, December 2008
  • “The Perfect Storm: New Consumer Protection Law Promises a Rough Ride,” Corporate Counselor, December 2008
  • “Addressing Ambiguities Under the CPSIA,” Law 360 Product Liability Section, September 2008


  • The George Washington University Law School, LL.M (Intellectual Property), 2014
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1995
  • Northwestern University, BM, 1986


District of Columbia