Clients are always concerned that their attorneys don’t understand their business, their strategy, their competition. I do, because I've spent several years literally working inside a client’s offices as part of a dedicated McGlinchey team. By working directly with and for a client, on the client’s turf, I've developed an unrivaled understanding of what matters to them, and how to bring it about.
John Eberhard represents clients in the financial services industry in consumer financial services litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.
More significantly, John has spent the last few years embedded inside the legal operations function of one of our major clients. Among the first of what has grown to be a full-service team, John oversees a full portfolio of client legal matters, including managing outside counsel and providing strategic guidance for other firms representing the client in a variety of litigation. In effect, in a kind of secondment, John has been acting as in-house counsel.
In this role, John and his team have built a thriving, effective group that has consistently exceeded the client’s expectations as well as providing him with an insider’s knowledge of the client’s operational needs. John and the team review pleadings, manage attorneys around the country, oversee discovery, motion practice, and if necessary, supervise litigation itself. John is responsible for hundreds of cases nationwide, involving every conceivable set of facts and every imaginable legal issue related to contested mortgage foreclosures.
John’s role is not solely concerned with litigation. He also advises his client on a wide range of regulatory compliance questions that might have an effect on their portfolio. Again, the close working relationship his role affords him has given John both a unique perspective, and an important understanding of the relationship between legal requirements and operational processes. He knows not just what the law requires, but what systems the client needs to develop and create to bring them into being.