John Scheerer

John Scheerer

Los Angeles, California

Mr. Scheerer’s practice focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation in the areas of media and entertainment, securities, and white collar defense.

He has prepared witnesses at all stages of litigation, from initial fact development interviews through depositions and trial testimony. In addition, Mr. Scheerer prides himself on mastering the facts of every crisis and matter, be it preparing for settlement negotiations, dispositive motions, depositions or trial. His rigorous scrutiny of opposing parties claims and conduct has led to victories in and out of court. Mr. Scheerer has experience litigating cases at all stages, from pre-trial through appeal. Additionally, Mr. Scheerer has experience drafting complaints, answers, dispositive motions and oppositions, critical discovery motions and oppositions, settlements, motions and in limine and oppositions, post-trial briefing, and appeals.

Mr. Scheerer was on the trial team that successfully obtained a complete dismissal after the first day of trial on behalf of Sumner Redstone, chairman emeritus of CBS and Viacom; he continues to represent Mr. Redstone in related litigation. Mr. Scheerer has also worked on matters involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act, and he authored the column "Federal trade secrets law provides several practical advantages" in the Los Angeles Daily Journal .

Mr. Scheerer earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected Order of the Coif and served as an editor on the UCLA Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Scheerer worked as a law clerk at the California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General where he substantially assisted drafting multiple respondent’s briefs in the criminal appeals, writs, and trials section. He earned his B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Before joining Hueston Hennigan LLP, Mr. Scheerer was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella LLP.

Mr. Scheerer is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Trial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Law Review: Order of the Coif, Associate Editor
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science