July 12, 2016
John M. Callagy, veteran trial attorney, partner and former chair of Kelley Drye was featured in the Law360 article “Trial Pros: Kelley Drye's John Callagy,” highlighting his career of extensive trial experience, taking many jury trials to verdict, as well as handling countless bench trials and arbitrations . Having served as the firm’s first chair for 20 years, Mr. Callagy is one of the firm’s leading litigators and has tried cases in federal and state courts across the country representing clients on virtually all legal issues affecting large international enterprises.
When asked what has been the most interesting trial that he has worked on, Mr. Callagy said, “representing a large money-center bank in a jury trial seeking recovery of $1 billion after the collapse of Enron…After a six week trial to a New York jury which exposed them to complicated “erector set” financial structures, and after a summation on New Year’s Eve, the case settled dramatically and most favorably on New Year’s Day in a hangar at Westchester airport.”
He also discussed his trial preparation routine – "preparation is the name of the game” – and spoke about the advice that he would provide to a lawyer before their first trial..