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John S. Rudd

John’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate law. Prior to joining Hutchison, John was an associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of Jones Day’s Tokyo office, where he advised public companies and private equity clients on various types of cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and strategic partnerships.

Recognition, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Applied Synergies Partnership


  • LL.M., International and Comparative Law, Duke University Law School, 2012
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Duke University Law School, 2012
  • B.A., with honors and highest distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008  


  • New York
  • **Not admitted in North Carolina**


  • Japanese

Fred and John are highly responsive and knowledgeable. We are always impressed with the quick responses and thoughtful advice. We trust their advice and appreciate their partnership approach.

Susan Nichols CEO, Falcon Therapeutics

John was fantastic at breaking down the important sections of the contracts to help determine the most important matters to negotiate. The volume of documents and the length of them would have been overwhelming without him navigating me through them!

Penny Shikowitz CEO, On Track Technologies

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