JOHN BATOHA advises clients on a range of corporate matters, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, capital markets, and corporate governance.
John earned his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law where he served as submissions editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and on the Board of the American Constitution Society. In law school, John focused his pro bono work on immigration matters, working on asylum cases for low-income individuals and families fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. Prior to joining Sidley, John worked as a transactional law summer associate and interned with the Atticus Project, a nonprofit organization which aims to further the adoption of emerging technologies in the legal profession.
John graduated, summa cum laude, from Boston University in 2011 with degrees in Neuroscience and Journalism. He also holds a Master of Arts in Urban Education Administration and Policy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Before attending law school John worked as a consultant, advising corporate clients in the United States, Europe, and Asia on organizational design and human capital issues. Prior to that, he taught high school biology in Los Angeles as a Teach For America Corps Member.