John J. Ellsworth


“We worked together for almost 15 years, and John’s business acumen was as valuable as his legal advice. From multiple domestic and foreign M&A deals to real estate transactions, and from building an 800,000-square-foot warehouse to negotiating ERP agreements, John approached every issue from the business side first.”

— Andrea Meade, ScanSource’s former executive vice president of operations and current Raise Craze CEO

“While working with John as outside counsel, we assisted him with many challenging and serious corporate governance, risk management, regulatory and other issues, which were successfully resolved with the benefit of his wisdom, creativity and calm credibility.”

— Joseph Gromacki, partner at Jenner & Block LLP

“These investigative matters are incredibly high-pressure and time-sensitive. They bring out the best or worst in people. It brought out the best in John. When you have someone capable of taking charge like he did—who can marshal the right resources at the right time—that can make all the difference.”

— Glenn Pomerantz, consulting partner for BDO’s global forensics practice

“John’s keen intellect and passion make him an effective partner to senior management and other key stakeholders. Through his example and mentoring, he taught the importance of being an entrepreneurial, results-driven attorney who never loses sight of the big picture.”

—  Louis Apker, a former team member and General Counsel Americas of Barco Inc.

“John not only ensured I gained expertise in a variety of areas, he also took the time to discuss the overall direction of the department and how we could grow with the company. His holistic approach and transparency, and the significant responsibility he provided me at a relatively early stage, are unique in my view and have served me well in my current role.”

— Justin Grow, former team member and now general counsel of a publicly-traded company