John Ursu

John Ursu

Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Kenyon College, B.A.
  • University of Exeter, M.A.
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

John W. Ursu builds winning strategies in major cases. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, John led a multi-office team of commercial, intellectual property and white collar attorneys, which stopped an attempted $14.25 billion fraud on the State of Indiana in connection with the procurement of 3M’s N95 respirators. He defended Dominion Voting Systems in cases filed in Minnesota arising from the 2020 national election, and has argued for the constitutionality of COVID vaccine mandates for the City of Northfield. Previously, John represented a large corporate plaintiff in multidistrict litigation where, as a court-appointed member of the plaintiff’s executive committee, he helped secure a $217 million judgment at trial and, ultimately, a $1.5 billion settlement on behalf of U.S. corn farmers. Cases John has led have been featured in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.