Founder & Managing Attorney

John is a Rochester NY native who started Larimer Law in 2014.  After receiving his undergraduate degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame, John attended the George Washington University School of Law.  During law school, John was a law clerk at two large D.C. law firms, and interned for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics.  After completing a clerkship with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, John was a litigator in both a large multinational law firm and a small litigation boutique before becoming chief litigation counsel for a multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device company.

John started Larimer Law to address the growing need for competent and cost-effective services in the electronic discovery and data management legal market. John's practice focuses on electronic discovery, data management and data privacy, and associated emerging legal practices and technologies.  John frequently acts as co-counsel and discovery counsel to major law firms and multinational corporations, advising them on best practices relating to early case assessment and data reduction strategies in the context of litigation and investigations, electronic discovery and document review services, data retention and forensics, the Global Data Protection Regulation and other emerging data usage and privacy laws and regulations

John has written and spoken on broad variety of electronic discovery and data privacy topics, and is featured as a regular columnist in the NY Daily Record.  John is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure, and of the NY State Bar Association Committee on Autonomous Vehicles & the Law. John is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Buffalo, teaching a class on ediscovery, data law and related technology.


  • Sedona Working Group 6 on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles


  • The University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.

Prior Experience

  • Bausch + Lomb Incorporated –  Litigation Counsel
  • Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester, New York – Associate
  • Zuckerman Spaeder, Washington D.C. – Associate

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Conference and CLE Presentations

Are You “Competent” in e-Discovery? Practical Advice for Efficient, Ethical and Defensible Discovery in an Electronic Age, Rochester, NY, June 2018

“Advanced Analytics – It’s Time to Change Your Game.” D4 Roundtables at Legaltech New York 2017

 “Let’s Get Personal: Is Your Case Right for Technology Assisted Review/Predictive Coding.” D4 Webinar, Rochester, NY, 2013.

“Predictive Coding: What It Is, How It Works, and Why You Should Care.” MCBA CLE Program, Rochester, NY, 2012.

“Tackling eDiscovery: Utilizing Technology to Significantly Cut Costs.” Marcus Evans Chief Litigation Officer Summit, Amelia Island, FL, 2011.

“EDiscovery Best Practices: Slashing Costs and Litigation Risks Through the Implementation of Proactive Processes and Procedures.” Chief Litigation Officer Summit, Hollywood, FL, 2010

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