Current Role
  • Staff Attorney, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Prior to joining Hagens Berman, John worked on antitrust discovery projects as a contract attorney, reviewing documents for more than 20 second request productions. 
  • John worked as an antitrust staff attorney for a firm in Washington, D.C., where he prepared deposition kits for plaintiff-side price-fixing cases. 
  • Mr. Lanou also practiced as an associate at a different D.C. law firm, preparing merger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and representing merger clients facing Clayton Act challenges before the Federal Trade Commission. 
  • Prior to law school, John worked at the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division’s Merger Task Force where he helped litigators bring Clayton Act challenges against anticompetitive mergers. 
Pro Bono
  • John secured asylum for a Jamaican refugee facing life-threatening political violence in his home country.

  • “Price, Innovation, and Ads,” American Intellectual Property Law Association Antitrust News, 2002
  • Co-author, “The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Trade Commission Act,” Antitrust Adviser, 4th Edition, 2001
  • Speaker: “Is the Jury Box on the Wrong Side of the Room?” Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law, 10th Annual Scholarship Conference, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009
  • Speaker: “The Medical Case for Communal Living: A First Amendment Challenge to Belle Terre v. Boraas,” Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law, 5th Annual Scholarship Conference, Indiana University School of Law, 2002
Personal Insight

John writes and plays music around D.C. but is keeping his day job.