John A. Lowther
John Lowther is a founding partner of Doyle Lowther LLP. Since 2000 Mr. Lowther has participated in large and complex litigations on behalf of individuals, investors, consumers and financial institutions, helping them to recover billions of dollars in damages due to fraud and malfeasance.
Before founding Doyle Lowther, Mr. Lowther and his prior firm were appointed lead counsel, and Mr. Lowther was a principal litigator, in In re Enron Corp. Securities Litigation, Civ. No. H-01-3624 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Mr. Lowther and the litigation team pursued Enron, its Board, and its financial enablers following Enron’s implosion in December 2001. He participated directly in the Enron litigation for more than seven years, helping to recover $7.2 billion on behalf of thousands of individual and institutional investors hurt in the massive Enron securities fraud. The $7.2 billion recovery is the single largest recovery ever in a securities fraud class action.
Mr. Lowther and his prior firm also were appointed lead counsel and litigated In re Dynegy Inc. Securities Litigation, File No. H-02-1571 (S.D. Tex. 2003), in which individual investors and institutions pursued Dynegy and its executives for fraud. Dynegy investors suffered massive losses after discovering Dynegy had engaged in questionable transactions and misrepresented its financial results. In April 2005 Mr. Lowther helped secure a $474 million settlement on behalf of defrauded investors, an extremely favorable result for injured investors and a substantial financial recovery.
Mr. Lowther was appointed lead counsel and represented shareholders against Abercrombie & Fitch in securities litigation arising from insider trading, Ross v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., No. 2:05-cv-00819 (E.D. Ohio 2007). Just before founding his own firm, Mr. Lowther defeated a motion to dismiss in securities fraud litigation against advertising company ADVO arising from failed merger negotiations, investor misrepresentations, and excessive executive payoffs and compensation, Kelleher v. ADVO et al., No. 3:06-cv-01422 (D. Conn. 2007). Mr. Lowther anticipates the ADVO securities litigation will conclude favorably for injured security investors.
Currently, Mr. Lowther is Co-Lead Counsel in derivative litigation against San Diego-based Sequenom, Inc., arising from alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by Sequenom’s board of directors. In re Sequenom, Inc., Derivative Litigation, No. 37-2009-00089683 (Cal. 2009). Mr. Lowther represents a number of San Diego families and homeowners who lost everything in the October 2007 San Diego wildfires allegedly caused by SDG&E and Cox. In Re 2007 Wildfire Individual Litig., No. 2008-00093080 (Cal. 2008). Mr. Lowther also represents tens of thousands of consumers whose notebook and desktop computers have been rendered defective by faulty graphic processing chips. Inicom Networks, Inc. v. Nvidia Corp. et al., No. C08 04332 (N.D. Cal. 2008).
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Mr. Lowther graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was an honors college resident. Mr. Lowther received his law degree from University of San Diego School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review. Before founding Doyle Lowther, Mr. Lowther was a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and thereafter was an associate with Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, where he worked on complex securities and derivative litigations on behalf of injured investors. Mr. Lowther is licensed to practice in state and federal courts throughout California.