Johan Conrod

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Johan Conrod
Of Counsel

(757) 286-8299

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Johan has over 17 years of experience in commercial litigation and has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts representing businesses, individuals and localities.

"During my first 17 years of practice handling commercial litigation at a large Virginia firm, I admired the work of firms that dedicated their practice to standing up for those who need help the most. I’m honored to finally be able to join that effort, and to do so with a firm like SHS that is setting a national example."

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Johan Conrod is Of Counsel to Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, Tennessee, California, and Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Johan has over 17 years of experience in commercial litigation and has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts representing businesses, individuals and localities.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp in October 2019, Johan was an equity partner with one of Virginia’s largest firms and practiced extensively in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as other state and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth, where he handled complex commercial litigation at all phases. Johan also has an active appellate practice and has argued multiple appeals before the United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Johan has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America (litigation – antitrust), has been listed by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite every year since 2009, has been included as either a Rising Star or Virginia Super Lawyer every year since 2007, and was profiled by Virginia Business magazine in its December 2018 issue as one of Virginia’s leading appellate lawyers.  He is a past local chapter president of the Federal Bar Association, and for several years served on the editorial board of The Federal Lawyer, the national magazine of the FBA.  He is the co-author of the chapter “Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals” in the treatise Appellate Practice – Virginia and Federal Courts (Virginia CLE 2016). Johan is also a current member of the faculty of the professionalism committee of the Virginia State Bar and has participated as a speaker and panel member at multiple sessions of the VSB’s mandatory professionalism seminar for new admittees, as well as the VSB’s companion course presented to law students at Virginia-based law schools.

Along with Kevin Sharp, Grant Morris, Andrew Miller and other Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Johan currently represents more than 45 Virginia localities in active litigation concerning the opioid epidemic. In those cases, which are proceeding in both federal and state court, opioid manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies (national chain and mail-order) and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have all been named as defendants.

While in law school at the University of Virginia School of Law, Johan served on both the editorial and managing boards of the Virginia Law Review.  Upon graduating from Virginia Law, Johan clerked with the Hon. B. Waugh Crigler in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Charlottesville Division.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Liberty University, B.A., 1994

Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 2001
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Bar Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Publications

  • "Appeals to the United States Court of Appeals," Appellate Practice - Virginia and Federal Courts (Virginia CLE 2016)
  • For Hands-On Experience in Federal Court, Young Lawyers Should Do Pro Bono Work, The Federal Lawyer (March 2012)
  • The Young Lawyer's Dilemma, The Federal Lawyer (July 2009)
  • The Young Lawyer’s Dilemma Part 2: Gaining Perspective, The Federal Lawyer (May 2010)
  • Venue in Virginia: Putting the “Where” in Wherefore, VBA Journal, Winter 2003
  • Insurance Coverage for Claims of Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C.A § 227), 3 A.L.R. 6th 625
  • “Linking Public Websites to the Public Forum,” 87 Virginia Law Review 1007, Sept. 2001
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