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John Cannizzaro is an associate in Ice Miller’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group where he focuses his practice on debtor/creditor issues, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, insolvency, and workouts.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, John clerked for two federal bankruptcy judges. He served for five years as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Hannah L. Blumenstiel in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California and for more than two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Charles M. Caldwell in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio. While clerking, John researched, briefed, and drafted orders and opinions for hundreds of contested matters and adversary proceedings. Much of John’s work involved complex corporate debtors, including tech companies, commercial property ventures, health care facilities, and retail chains.  
Before his time at the federal judiciary, John worked in private practice representing clients in a variety of matters, including bankruptcy, civil litigation, foreclosure defense and mediation, municipal law, and business planning.
John received his juris doctor from Capital University Law School in 2009, where he graduated valedictorian. John focused his coursework on corporate law, earning a certificate of concentration in publicly held companies and small business entities. During law school, John served as associate editor of The Capital University Law Review and worked as a legal intern in the taxation section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In addition, John worked as a summer associate for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and as an extern for the Honorable Judge Gregory L. Frost. Prior to law school, John received his Bachelor of Science in computer and information sciences from The Ohio State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors in the arts and sciences.
John was recently named to the 2017 class of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program at the NCBJ Annual Meeting.
In his free time, John enjoys running, hiking, cooking, volunteering, and staying up-to-date on the latest gadgets and technology.
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