John Hanover, partner in Alston & Bird’s Construction Group, has been recognized as a top litigator and trial attorney in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Featured in the publication’s 2020 “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers,” Hanover is described as being among an elite group of attorneys that “transcend expert comprehension of the legal system” in Los Angeles and who go to the “proverbial mat to fight for their clients before judges and jury.”
A senior construction litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Hanover works on complex, high-visibility matters ranging from contract disputes involving scope changes, delay, efficiency, and interruption claims to enforcement of payment remedies and recovery for defective work. His clients include general contractors, developers, design professionals, construction managers, owners, and financial institutions. He has also served as lead counsel in approximately 20 jury and nonjury trials and hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.
Currently, Hanover serves as lead counsel for Lendlease (U.S.) Construction Inc. in 20 litigation matters now pending in Los Angeles Superior Court and one pending before the court of appeal related to the $1.5 billion mixed-use Oceanwide Plaza construction project comprising three high-rise residential towers above a five-story parking and retail podium located across from the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Hanover has also been at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, counseling contractors, developers, and other industry stakeholders in navigating the long-term litigation fallout from the pandemic.
Established in 1979, the Los Angeles Business Journal is a leading print and online news source covering the Los Angeles economy. Its “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” feature spotlights the region’s most experienced and talented litigators.